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The Leadership Nature Podcast was founded in 2016 to share the lessons of leadership, communications, teamwork and careers of professionals throughout the forestry and natural resources community. Since then, the podcast has featured over 100 diverse guests in a number of Seasons, Series, and Topics as you will see in the navigation bars. Please enjoy, learn and share with others.

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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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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 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 2

#18 | Your mentors don’t have to look like you

April 18, 2019 | Melody Mobley

Melody Mobley is a pioneer. She was the first black female American to graduate with a degree in Forest Management from the University of Washington. She was also the first black female forester to join the USDA forest service. Now retired, Melody served in the forestry industry for 28 years, and currently serves as a […]

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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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