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 why he decided to incorporate a silvopasture design into his property.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] A message from Leadership Nature.

[2:20] A quick intro about Sequoyah’s background.

[3:30] Sequoyah shares a little bit of history about himself and his forest land.

[8:10] What is a ‘silvopasture”?

[14:15] By incorporating cattle and trees, Sequoyah is able to supplant his periodic income from trees with annual income from livestock.

[17:30] How does Sequoyah space his plantings?

[19:50] Sequoyah really leveraged the knowledge and the resources from his local foresters.

[25:50] It’s not about having a cookie-cutter plan. It’s important to develop a custom plan that works for you.

[31:20] What does Sequoyah like the most about being in touch with his land?

[32:55] Sequoyah shares some advice for fellow landowners.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Website for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities: Usendowment.org

More information on the SFLR Program: Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR)

More information on USDA NRCS: Nrcs.usda.gov

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Find your State Forester here


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