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Category/Topic: African-American forester


By Tom Davidson

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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By Tom Davidson

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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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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