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Women in Forestry

Season 8 | Wildland Firefighting Professionals | Episode 7

#128 | We’re all connected in the world of wildland fire

February 12, 2020 | Katie Lighthall

Katie Lighthall is the Coordinator for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in the Western Region. She assists federal, state, local and Tribal agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations understand what the Cohesive Strategy is and how it can be useful to reduce risk across landscapes, in communities and for wildfire response. Katie holds […]

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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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Student Series | Featuring current students and recent graduates in forestry and natural resource programs across the country, sharing their experiences, perspectives and advice for prospective students considering undergraduate or graduate programs that lead to working in and working for the great outdoors | Episode 1

#119 | Getting to work outdoors and starting a career right after you graduate in forestry

July 10, 2019 | Elaine Snowberger

Recent Clemson University graduate Elaine Snowberger kicks off a new Special Series of the Leadership Nature Podcast, this one focusing on students and recent graduates of our Nation’s forestry and natural resource programs. In this episode, Elaine shares her journey to and through her forestry program and already stepping into her first job right after […]

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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 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 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#99 | The power of social media in forestry and natural resources

February 18, 2019 | Candra Burns

Candra Burns is the voice for introverted scientists everywhere and the owner of Talking Forests. She is a natural resource professional and unique resource for anyone in the field who wants to build their social media chops. On today’s episode, Candra talks about the importance of social media, the benefits of each social media platform, […]

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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 13

#98 | The best part of being a forestry consultant is helping folks realize what they really have

February 6, 2019 | Amy McFadden, ACF

Amy McFadden, ACF, is the Owner of White Oak Forest Management, Inc., which is based in Georgetown, South Carolina. Amy started her forest career with International Paper Company in 1994, taught at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in the Forest Technician Program, and was the department head for four years! Amy earned a BS in forest management […]

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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 - 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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