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By Tom Davidson

Larry Kotchman has been the State Forester of North Dakota for the last 31 years; he is currently the longest active serving State Forester. In this role, Larry is responsible for the administration of the North Dakota Forest Service, managing the agency’s $15 million budget, and directing statewide forestry services through three leadership teams. On […]

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By Tom Davidson

Kacey KC is the State Forester/Fire Warden for the Nevada Division of Forestry. A Nevada Native, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Montana. After graduation, Kacey spent over two years with the Peace Corps doing community forestry work in Nepal. On today’s show, Kacey shares her […]

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By Tom Davidson

Jim Karels is the Florida State Forester and Director of the Florida Forest Service. Jim is a native of Minnesota and has more than 35 years of experience in wildfire suppression and land management. Also, Jim represents all 50 states on the Wildland Fire Leadership Council, Wildland Fire Executive Council, and the National Association of […]

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By Tom Davidson

Peter Church is the Director of Forest Stewardship for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, where he oversees the agency’s statewide forest conservation program and the implementation of a new strategic direction for the Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry. Peter has over 29 years of experience in a variety of positions, including […]

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By Tom Davidson

Brad Simpkins is the Director and State Forester of the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands where he is responsible for forestry, forest management, and forest lands. Prior to arriving in New Hampshire, Brad worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the National Park Service, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. Brad holds a […]

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