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Category/Topic: leadership nature


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

Lisa Allen is the State Forester of Missouri. As the top forestry executive in the state, Lisa provides statewide leadership for all current and future forestry issues, and she oversees the activities of the Forestry Division’s 222 employees. Lisa has been a forester since 1984, and has received several prestigious awards for her work, one […]

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By Tom Davidson

Kelly Norris is a District Forester with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Throughout her career, Kelly has often been the first woman among all-male coworkers, sometimes the first woman forester anyone had seen, especially in small towns and remote locations. So she has learned some things about being a pioneer, about coping with special circumstances, […]

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By Tom Davidson

Forester and attorney Cassie Phillips was Vice President at Weyerhaeuser from 2001 to 2016, but she has been an endemic part of the forest policy landscape for much longer. Cassie earned her degree in forestry at the University of Washington in 1976, and in this episode, she discusses how much things have has changed since […]

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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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