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Season 5 – Professionals of Color in Forestry

Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 7

#106 | To build trust, you first have to admit that the stories are true

April 10, 2019 | Charley "Strikeforce" Williams

Charley “Strikeforce” Williams is a veteran soil conservationist and recent retiree after 44 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He is also a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (formerly Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College) where he earned a BS in Agronomy before joining the NRCS and making such […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 18

#85 | Fear is a choice

November 7, 2018 | Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper’s Port Wentworth Cellulose Fibers Mill in Georgia. He is responsible for the overall management of wood purchases and deliveries into the mill and wet storage yard, as well as the managing the on-site chip mill. Prior to this, Alex was a Procurement Forester for Weyerhaeuser and a […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#84 | My activism is being accessible and creating safe spaces to have difficult conversations

October 24, 2018 | Jamahl Butler

Currently District Ranger of the Angeles Gateway Ranger District, Nicholas Jamahl Butler has experienced nearly the entire range of natural resource management in his career. In addition to being a land manager, people manager, silviculturalist, communicator and educator, Jamahl’s focus has long been on ecological restoration and conservation. On today’s show, Jamahl dives into the […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 16

#83 | Why can’t I have big dreams like everyone else?

October 17, 2018 | Dr. Stephanie Freeman

Dr. Stephanie Freeman is the GIS Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service. Her professional education includes a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from University of Illinois, an MS in Forestry from NC State University, a Master of Professional Studies, Agriculture and Horticulture from Cornell University, and a PhD in Plant and Soil Science from Alabama A&M. […]

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Season 5 | Professional of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 15

#82 | Sometimes we have to let go of the past so that we can move into the future

October 10, 2018 | Kimpton Cooper

Kimpton Cooper is an accomplished forester and forestry leader, and he currently serves as the District Ranger on the Angelina Sabine Ranger District in East Texas. Kimpton earned his forestry degree by attending Tuskegee University and Mississippi State University and then going on to earn his Masters of Environmental Management at Yale University, with a […]

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Season 5 - Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 14

#81 | Get out of your box and go find some people of color to talk to about the profession

September 25, 2018 | Sam Cook

Sam Cook joins us once again on the Leadership Nature podcast for the Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources Season! Sam is the Executive Director of Forest Assets at North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources and Vice President for the Natural Resources Foundation Board. Sam has experience in nearly every aspect […]

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Season 5 - Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resource | Episode 13

#80 | The simplest form of being a leader is having a positive influence on others

September 12, 2018 | Leslie A. C. Weldon

Today’s episode features Leslie A. C. Weldon, Deputy Chief for National Forest Systems with the USDA Forest Service. In this role, she is the executive responsible for national policy oversight and direction for Natural Resource programs, currently managing 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands. Leslie always wanted to get into forestry and credits […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 12

#79 | Learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable

September 5, 2018 | Vince Keeler

In this episode, the podcast welcomes back Vince Keeler’s who appeared once before in the Young Professionals Season. Since the last time we spoke, Vince has taken on a new position as the District Ranger on the Chickasawhay District in the Mississippi National Forest for the U.S. Forest Service. On today’s show, Vince discusses his […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 11

#78 | If you don’t see yourself as a leader, you’ll probably never be one

August 29, 2018 | Travis Perry

Travis Perry is a Forester and currently Territory Manager for Weyerhaeuser Company. He was introduced to his career as a young teenager in high school by attending a Natural Resources Careers Camp sponsored by Westvaco in South Carolina. Travis went on to finish his BS in Forest Resources Management at Clemson University, then his MBA […]

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Season 5 | Professiinals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resouces | Episode 10

#77 | My legacy is not what I do now, it’s what I leave for later

August 15, 2018 | Tina Terrell

Tina Terrell is a professional forester, manager and leader in the U.S. Forest Service and has built a legacy in her 34 years with the agency. On this show, you’ll learn more about how Ms. Terrell worked her way up from co-op student doing forest inventory analysis to her current role as Acting Associate Chief […]

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