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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

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

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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