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Category/Topic: natural resources


By Tom Davidson

Ron Smith is a forester, teacher, pastor and leader, currently serving as Director of Forestry and Natural Resources for Tuskegee University. Prior to this, Ron had a distinguished 30+ year career with the US Forest Service, including Forester, District Ranger, and Administration Staff Officer to name a few positions. His professional preparation includes a BS […]

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By Tom Davidson

Alton Perry is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. In this role, Alton assists forest landowners with a focus on assisting African American landowners to use their woodlands as a means of increasing family wealth and legacy. In doing so, he not only helps landowners and their families […]

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By Tom Davidson

Dale Threatt-Taylor is the District Director of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District in Wake County, North Carolina. She is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of her Board of Supervisors, as well as working in alignment of the District goals with the Wake County Board of Commissioners work goals. She is known as […]

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By Tom Davidson

Dr. Mavis Gragg is an attorney who works one-on-one with foresters, families, and many others with a focus on estate planning and administration. In doing so, she helps people maintain and grow their wealth, and she is particularly well-known in the forestry community for her work with heirs’ property landowners. Originally from Black Mountain, North […]

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By Tom Davidson

Terry Baker is the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado. This is Terry’s second appearance on the podcast, and he is the first guest on Season Five, which features Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources. Today’s episode explores Terry’s experiences as a leader, […]

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