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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 19

#118 | Nothing is cookie-cutter with NRCS

July 3, 2019 | Christopher Joe

Christopher Joe is a District Conservationist in Macon County Alabama for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and he is a fourth-generation African American landowner who farms and raises cattle on the historic Joe Black’s Angus Farm. Chris’ deep roots in agriculture and professional training make him a uniquely gifted resource to landowners, and he […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 18

#117 | What we’re doing now will affect generations

June 26, 2019 | John Littles

John Littles is the Executive Director for Mcintosh Sustainable Environment Economic Development (McSEED). He provides technical assistance to grassroots organizations and asset-based economic development, food systems, education systems, land preservation and retention, and so much more! In his role, John has generated over $8 million dollars in funding for the organization and works as an […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 17

#116 | Trust takes a minute

June 19, 2019 | The Cooper Sisters: Eleanor C. Brown and Yvonne Knight-Carter

This episode features the Cooper sisters, Yvonne Knight-Carter and Eleanor Cooper Brown who are the owners and active forest land managers on their historic property alongside Broadaxe Branch near Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Their property goes back almost 150 years in the family, and they are proud to be connected to the family land, making […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 16

#115 | The stories of each generation make the land as important as the blood in your veins

June 12, 2019 | Ebonie Alexander

Lillian “Ebonie” Alexander is the Executive Director of the Black Family Land Trust (BFLT), one of the United States’ only conservation land trusts dedicated to the conversation, preservation, and protection of African American and other historically underserved landowner assets. Ebonie and her team host regular workshops in the community to educate and share the importance […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 15

#114 | A management plan without clear title is like putting the cart before the horse

June 5, 2019 | Evette Browning

Evette Browning is Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Agriculture Department, where she helps ensure that African American landowners are getting the support they need from the Department’s many services, including the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention program. On this show, Evette shares the types of barriers landowners have historically faced and how people […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 14

#113 | You owe it to your ancestors to maintain that land

May 29, 2019 | Fahamisha Amkajinaki

Along with her family, Fahamisha Amkajinaki is a forest landowner of her ancestral homeplace in Northeastern North Carolina. “Misha,” as she is known to her friends, grew up in New Jersey and lived an entrepreneurial life before returning to the land that her grandfather purchased in 1895. Today, she is making creative, purposeful, and environmentally sustainable […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 13

#112 | Conservation is about relationships

May 22, 2019 | Ann English

Ann English is the State Conservationist of South Carolina with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Ann began her career as an agronomist and soil conservationist. With 30 plus years of experience working in conservation and with […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 12

#111 | To see changes in family dynamics, those are the wins

May 15, 2019 | Marshall Cherry

Marshall Cherry is the Chief Operating Officer at Roanoke Electric Cooperative, a utility company located in northeastern North Carolina that helped launch the SFLR program and still remains as an active partner and leader of the initiative. Marshall shares his story as well as the company’s story of how they got involved in the program, […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 11

#110 | We inherited a farm. Now what?

May 8, 2019 | Darryl Shelton

Darryl Shelton is the trustee of the family farm that’s owned by himself and his brother and sisters in Macon County, Alabama. He has a background as a design engineer, but he’s determined to turn his father’s property into a family legacy. Darryl is a self-educated forest land manager, but his journey to get there […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 10

#109 | When a landowner gets a forest management plan, good things start to happen

May 1, 2019 | Chris Brown

Chris Brown is the Community Relations Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Enviva Biomass, and he is a veteran communication professional in the forestry sector. Enviva produces over three million metric tons of wood pellets annually for export, and they are a good example of how forest products companies can support the SFLR community. Prior […]

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