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By Tom Davidson

Brad Simpkins is the Director and State Forester of the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands where he is responsible for forestry, forest management, and forest lands. Prior to arriving in New Hampshire, Brad worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the National Park Service, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. Brad holds a […]

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By Tom Davidson

Jeff Whitney is the Arizona State Forester and Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Jeff’s formal education includes a BS in botany from Northern Arizona University as well as a MS in environmental resources from Arizona State University. Prior to becoming State Forester, Jeff enjoyed a 36-year career with the federal government […]

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By Tom Davidson

Donald Griego is the State Forester of New Mexico. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Management and started his career with the New Mexico Forestry Division in 1997. Prior to this, Donald was the State Fire Management Officer and Resource Protection Bureau Chief for 13 years and has held […]

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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

Bettina Ring is the State Forester for the Commonwealth of Virginia and has a long history in the conservation and forestry sectors. In this week’s episode, Bettina offers advice to forestry and natural resource students who are eager to enter into this field as well as provides some lessons to educate them about leadership. Bettina […]

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