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Season 2 – Women in Forestry

Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 12

#28 | You have to be the person you want your group to be

June 7, 2017 | Fran Cafferata

Fran Cafferata Coe is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, and she owns her own wildlife consulting business where she has over 15 years’ experience in environmental consulting. Not only does she help landowners by bringing forestry and wildlife solutions together, but she is well known for helping wildlife and forestry professionals communicate and discuss common goals. In this […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 11

#27 | The understory can continue to be diverse, but there’s work to be done in the canopy

May 24, 2017 | Nadine Block

Nadine Block is the COO and SVP of Public Affairs at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., a Washington, DC-based non-profit dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management and responsible sourcing of forest products. On this week’s episode, Nadine talks about how she got involved in forest policy, the three pillars of sustainability, and the future of […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 10

#26 | Don’t pigeonhole yourself by taking on administrative duties just because people assume you will take them

May 11, 2017 | Christa Rogers

Christa Rogers is the Natural Resources Manager for Mecklenburg County North Carolina, the most populous county in the state, which also includes the urban center of Charlotte, NC. In her current role, Christa manages a staff of 12 and eight thousand acres of natural preserve, primarily for clean water protection. She is also a fire […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 9

#25 | What can I do to give back to the people where I came from?

April 20, 2017 | Shawna Legarza

Shawna Legarza is the National Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service. She has been working in the wildland fire service since 1989 when she started out as a Hotshot crew member in Carson City, NV, and a Hotshot superintendent in Durango, CO. In addition to District and Forest Fire Management […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 8

#24 | What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?

April 7, 2017 | Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen is the State Forester of Missouri. As the top forestry executive in the state, Lisa provides statewide leadership for all current and future forestry issues, and she oversees the activities of the Forestry Division’s 222 employees. Lisa has been a forester since 1984, and has received several prestigious awards for her work, one […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 7

#23 | Pioneering young woman in forestry roles wherever she has gone

March 29, 2017 | Kelly Norris

Kelly Norris is a District Forester with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Throughout her career, Kelly has often been the first woman among all-male coworkers, sometimes the first woman forester anyone had seen, especially in small towns and remote locations. So she has learned some things about being a pioneer, about coping with special circumstances, […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 6

#22 | Every great leader has personal integrity and vulnerability

March 22, 2017 | Cassie Phillips

Forester and attorney Cassie Phillips was Vice President at Weyerhaeuser from 2001 to 2016, but she has been an endemic part of the forest policy landscape for much longer. Cassie earned her degree in forestry at the University of Washington in 1976, and in this episode, she discusses how much things have has changed since […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 4

#20 | Trust your gut, especially in remote locations

March 2, 2017 | Callie Bertsch

Callie Bertsch is Forest Habitat Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy where she supports the Wisconsin Young Forest Initiative. Callie earned her Master of Forestry by researching the uses of non-timber forest products among three different people groups living in Southwest Bulgaria. A graduate of Michigan Technological University’s Masters International Program, Callie served as a […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 3

#19 | Gotta have thick skin in this industry

February 15, 2017 | Valerie Johnson

At the time of this interview, Valerie Johnson was a Forestry Specialist at the Ruffed Grouse Society. As a young woman professional in natural resources, Valerie credits the many women who came before her for having paved the way for her own journey and her mom for her tenacity. Even though she sometimes runs into […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 1

#17 | Diversity. It’s getting better, but there’s still a lot of work ahead

February 1, 2017 | Louise Murgia

Louise Murgia is the Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer at the Society of American Foresters. In this episode, Louise discusses some of her experiences of being a woman in a very male-dominated career, and offers advice and wisdom for other women in similar positions. As for our male counterparts, Louise points out that […]

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