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Season 7 – Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Community

This is Season 7 of the podcast, featuring the community of landowners, educators and administrators of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR), which is supported by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 9

#108 | From an organic standpoint, I’m diversifying the portfolio of my land

April 24, 2019 | Sequoyah Browning

Sequoyah Browning is a scientist, a humanitarian, and a creative forest landowner near Camden, Arkansas. Sequoyah has degrees in both Biology and English, and he takes a proactive approach with his forest land, making unique choices that best suit his needs and interests, all the while generating an income. Find out more about Sequoyah and […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 8

#107 | Women landowners are incredibly important in land management

April 17, 2019 | Danielle Atkins

Danielle Atkins is a forestry and wildlife professional who is the Forester for Mcintosh SEED (Sustainable Environment & Economic Development) in Darien, Georgia. In her role, she supports landowners in the SFLR program through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Danielle educates landowners on their land options and provides hands-on assistance with outreach, workshops, […]

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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 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 6

#105 | Having learned more now, I think I would have asked more questions back then

March 31, 2019 | Charles R. Lowery, Jr.

Charles R. Lowery, Jr., is an attorney, currently the Director of State Regulatory Relations for Ocwen Financial Corporation, and an Alabama forest landowner who grew up in the city! He is currently engaging in forest management for the first time in his life as an absentee landowner based in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Charles […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 5

#104 | The trust factor takes up 70% of my time – even today

March 27, 2019 | Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey is a consulting forester and a registered professional forester in Mississippi and Alabama who helped with the development and piloting of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR), and he still vigorously supports the program today. After growing up on a cattle ranch and loving the outdoors, Alex graduated from […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 4

#103 | They were losing twice, once on productivity and once on price

March 20, 2019 | Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper in Port Wentworth, Georgia, and his leadership was instrumental to the beginning and growth of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR). Alex’s professional preparation includes a BS in forest resource management from Clemson University and an MBA from Charleston Southern University, and he […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 3

#102 | It’s all about relationships when there is a history of abuse

March 13, 2019 | Dr. Jennie Stephens

Dr. Jennie L. Stephens has been the Executive Director of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. At the Center, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial & staff management, and program operations. Dr. Stephens has dedicated more than 25 years in the non-profit industry and is very […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 2

#101 | You have to establish trust before you try to provide service

March 6, 2019 | Tyrone and Edna Williams

Tyrone and Edna Williams are forest landowners at Fourtee Acres, which is located in Enfield, North Carolina. The family farm includes 195 acres total of woodland, farmland, and rental property. Tyrone and Edna own about 62 of those acres. The family farm has been in Tyrone’s family for close to 100 years, and they host […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 1

#100 | The most substantial reform of partition law in modern history: Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

February 19, 2019 | Dr. Thomas Mitchell

Professor Thomas W. Mitchell is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. He also is a ground-breaking legal scholar and teacher who has been steadfast for more than 20 years in pursuing his heartfelt passion for helping disadvantaged people secure […]

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