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Category/Topic: African-American forester


By Tom Davidson

Byron Hart is a forester and fire expert for the U.S. Forest Service, currently serving as the Fire Management Officer on the Osceola National Forest in Florida. After graduating from Florida A&M University and the University of Florida, Byron got his start as Forester Trainee in the Ocala National Forest and served in a number […]

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By Tom Davidson

Alton Perry is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. In this role, Alton assists forest landowners with a focus on assisting African American landowners to use their woodlands as a means of increasing family wealth and legacy. In doing so, he not only helps landowners and their families […]

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By Tom Davidson

Dr. Stacy Nelson is a professor in the College of Natural Resource’s Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. Prior to this, Stacy was a NASA Graduate Research Fellow at the John C. Stennis Space Center and an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Math and Science at Lansing Community College. Stacy holds a […]

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By Tom Davidson

Melody Starya Mobley is a pioneer. She was the first African-American woman to graduate with a degree in forest management from the University of Washington. She was also the first black female forester to join the US Forest Service. Now retired, Melody served forestry and the forestry community in many places for 28 years, and […]

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