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Season 1 – People You Should Know in Forestry

Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#99 | The power of social media in forestry and natural resources

February 18, 2019 | Candra Burns

Candra Burns is the voice for introverted scientists everywhere and the owner of Talking Forests. She is a natural resource professional and unique resource for anyone in the field who wants to build their social media chops. On today’s episode, Candra talks about the importance of social media, the benefits of each social media platform, […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 16

#16 | Align personal success with the organization’s success

January 11, 2017 | Dr. Richard Porterfield

Dr. Richard Porterfield is retired from at least two careers, including Dean of the Warner School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA and Champion International. Dick’s forestry and business education is just as impressive, including a BS in forestry and economics from Ohio State, a MS from North Carolina State and a Ph.D. from […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 15

#15 | Trust takes time to build, especially among the skeptical

January 4, 2017 | Heather Watson Druffel

Heather Watson Druffel is currently doing some fascinating forestry work at Hancock Forest Management that you might not have heard of before. Although she is an Outreach and Education Forester at Hancock Forest Management, the roles she plays are unique for most foresters and other natural resource professionals. Heather works with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 14

#14 | A learning mindset is a critical skill for foresters

December 28, 2016 | Steve Bullard

Dr. Steven H. Bullard is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has both a B.S. in Forestry as well as a M.S. in Forest Management-Economics from Mississippi State University. In 1983, Dr. Bullard earned his Ph.D. in Forest Management-Economics from Virginia Tech. On this week’s episode, […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 13

#13 | The two most important skills every effective leader needs to have

December 14, 2016 | Steve McMullin

Dr. Steve McMullin is president-elect of the American Fisheries Society, former Chief of Montana’s Fisheries Management Bureau, and current Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, Steve developed and directed the College of Natural Resources and Environment Leadership Institute, a program designed to introduce outstanding juniors and seniors to principles of […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 12

#12 | Foresters today need more managerial and social skills

November 24, 2016 | Scott Wallinger

R. Scott Wallinger, Sr. is a retired forester and forest products industry executive for Westvaco Corporation and its successor by merger, MeadWestvaco; today he is an advisor in forest sustainability. Scott earned a Bachelor of Forestry degree from North Carolina State and a Master of Forestry from Yale University, completed the Advanced Management Program at […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 11

#11 | Young leaders today have to say no and engage teams

November 11, 2016 | Sam Cook

Sam Cook is the Executive Director of Forest Assets at North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources. Sam first began studying forestry in 1979 at Tuskegee University and continued later at N.C. State. When he began, there were very few African Americans in the industry. But Sam succeeded with mentoring, persistence and looking past […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 10

#10 | Put yourself out there and volunteer!

November 3, 2016 | Joann Cox

Joann Cox was one of the first women to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Texas A&M University. She is also a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), and she is Past President of SAF, only the second woman to serve as President of this professional organization. In addition, Joann […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 9

#9 | Leaders, be prepared to disappoint some people

October 27, 2016 | Doug Decker

Doug Decker is the recently retired State Forester at the Oregon Department of Forestry and is now director of Portland State University’s Executive Seminar Program in Natural Resources. He is also a historian at alamedahistory.org and is widely hailed as a strong communicator and leader. Doug has been in the forestry community since 1987 and […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 8

#8 | New forestry leaders need to be fearless public speakers

October 12, 2016 | Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis is Vice President of Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc., and a long-time member and leader of the Society of American Foresters. In this episode, Dave comments on the nature of foresters as introverts, tending to prefer surrounding themselves with trees more than people. Nevertheless, Dave points out that future forestry leaders will we need […]

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