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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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By Tom Davidson

Welcome again to Season 2 of the Leadership Nature podcast! Season 2 is focusing on and featuring women in forestry and natural resources. Today’s guest is Gretchen Nicholas! Gretchen is the Program Manager for the FIA Program at the U.S. Forest Service. With over 30 years of experience, Gretchen has seen the industry change and […]

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By Tom Davidson

Dr. Richard Porterfield is retired from at least two careers, including Dean of the Warner School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA and Champion International. Dick’s forestry and business education is just as impressive, including a BS in forestry and economics from Ohio State, a MS from North Carolina State and a Ph.D. from […]

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By Tom Davidson

Heather Watson is currently doing some fascinating forestry work at Hancock Forest Management that you might not have heard of before. Although she is an Outreach and Education Forester at Hancock Forest Management, the roles she plays are unique for most foresters and other natural resource professionals. Heather works with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, to […]

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