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Wildland Firefighter

Season 8 | Wildland Firefighting Professionals | Episode 4

#125 | Your weakest link is your strongest point

September 11, 2019 | Kristel Johnson

Kristel Johnson is the Support Services Program Leader for the USDA Forest Service. Kristel started her career in 1990 as a temporary firefighter and later attended the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Academy and more. In 2006, Kristel served as the Family Liaison for fallen colleague, Jess McLean, which introduced her to how the agency managed tragedy […]

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Season 8 | Wildland Firefighting Professionals | Episode 2

#123 | In wildland fire, it’s all about interagency cooperation

August 14, 2019 | Dan Smith

Dan Smith is Fire Director for the National Association of State Foresters and the associations’s Wildland Fire Representative for 50 states and 8 territories at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. In this role, Dan works collaboratively with the Federal Wildland Fire Directors and serves as a member of the National Multi-Agency Coordination Group, […]

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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 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 9

#94 | Being a boss and being a leader are not the same thing

January 9, 2019 | Philip Sneed, ACF

Phil is a forester and owner of Blackwell Creek Forestry. He earned his BS in forestry with an emphasis in wildlife from Purdue University and has over 20 years of experience in managing forests and wildlife habitat with hundreds of landowners and organizations. Phil is also a verteran, serving six years in the Marine Corps Reserve, including […]

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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 | 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 4 | Our State Foresters | Episode 8

#65 | I don’t believe in leadership by title; I believe in leadership by influence

May 16, 2018 | Tom Boggus

Tom Boggus is the State Forester of Texas and the Director of Texas A&M Forest Service. He has worked for the State of Texas since 1980, becoming Interim Director in 2008 and being officially appointed State Forester in 2010. One of the events during this time was when Tom led the response team during the […]

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Season 4 | Our State Foresters | Episode 1

#58 | I like folks that don’t think like me!

January 25, 2018 | George Geissler

At the time of this interview, George Geissler was the State Forester of Oklahoma, Director of the Oklahoma Forestry Services Division, veteran fire fighter, and long time member and leader in the Society of American Forester. Today, he is State Forester of Washington. In addition to his unusual pathway into forestry and his diverse career […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 18

#53 | All foresters are de facto leaders in natural resources

December 6, 2017 | Ian Fox

Ian Fox earned a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Tennessee, and he’s currently the Natural Resource Staff Officer for the Cibola National Forest and Natural Grasslands in New Mexico. On this show, Ian discusses why he loves forestry, how foresters are ‘de facto leaders’ in natural resources, and why you have […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 10

#45 | We need to get over the ‘we know best’ mentality and work with folks in a more inclusive way

October 11, 2017 | Werner Krueger

Werner Krueger is a field forester with the Bureau of Land Management, and he is the 2017 State Chair of the Oregon Society of American Foresters. As you will hear in this episode, Werner has a very diverse career including volunteer service for the Peace Corps. Through his many experiences, Werner firmly believes that life […]

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