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Category/Topic: forestry


By Tom Davidson

Shawna Legarza is the National Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service. She has been working in the wildland fire service since 1989 when she started out as a Hotshot crew member in Carson City, NV, and a Hotshot superintendent in Durango, CO. In addition to District and Forest Fire Management […]

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By Tom Davidson

Leah Rathbun is the Regional Biometrician for the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Forest System. She discovered forestry after being incredibly unhappy at her role in retail management. So Leah decided to quit her job and go back to school, where she could find a career in the great outdoors. It was the best […]

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By Tom Davidson

Callie Bertsch is Forest Habitat Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy where she supports the Wisconsin Young Forest Initiative. Callie earned her Master of Forestry by researching the uses of non-timber forest products among three different people groups living in Southwest Bulgaria. A graduate of Michigan Technological University’s Masters International Program, Callie served as a […]

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By Tom Davidson

Julie Peltier is a field forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and she recently served as General Chair of the Society of American Foresters’ 2016 National Convention. On this week’s episode, Julie speaks of her first unhappy experience in leadership, her pride in later teams and teamwork, her lessons learned, and why her […]

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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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