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Category/Topic: forestry


By Tom Davidson

In this episode, you’ll meet Rick Oates, who was appointed the State Forester of Alabama in 2017. In his role, Rick leads the Alabama Forestry Commission, which protects and sustains Alabama’s 23 million acres of forest land and helps educate the public about the importance of forestry to the environment and the economy of the […]

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By Tom Davidson

Donald Griego is the State Forester of New Mexico. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Management and started his career with the New Mexico Forestry Division in 1997. Prior to this, Donald was the State Fire Management Officer and Resource Protection Bureau Chief for 13 years and has held […]

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By Tom Davidson

George Geissler is the State Forester of Oklahoma, Director of the Oklahoma Forestry Services Division, veteran fire fighter, and long time member and leader in the Society of American Forester. In addition to his unusual pathway into forestry and his diverse career in the profession, George received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management […]

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By Tom Davidson

Bob Boyes is not only the State Forester of Ohio but also Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In these dual roles, he is responsible for the Division of Forestry, the Division of Wildlife, Mineral Resources Management, and the Office of Real Estate Land Management. With his extensive leadership experience, Bob offers […]

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By Tom Davidson

Steve Sinclair is the State Forester of Vermont and Director of the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation. During more than 40 years with the department, Steve has always taken on new assignments and challenges outside of his initial comfort zones and learned from them all. In this episode, Steve relates his department’s slogan, […]

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