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Category/Topic: natural resources


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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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

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

Nancy Hirsch is the Deputy State Forester for the Oregon Department of Forestry in Salem, Oregon. A veteran professional, she has worked for the department for over 28 years in a variety of field and leadership positions, and in this episode she shares her personal lessons in leadership for men, women, and anyone considering a […]

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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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