Talking Forests

Talking Forests

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By Candra Burns
Welcome to Talking Forests, where we dive into social media and help you shine online. We interview forest and outdoor thought leaders who pave the way for the future. Listen to our podcast for free tips and insights on how to build your organic social media following!
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Forestry Women Who Rock: Sarah McCoy - Episode 21
Sarah is the first woman to teach as a full time faculty member at the Maritime College of Forest Technology! She has a passion for helping others learn about many facets of forests and talks about it with us in a great episode!  She has a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Horticulture from Dalhousie University & the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, and Forest Technologist diploma from Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) I have worked as a forest technician both in urban forest roles (ISA certified Arborist) and for the Canadian Forest Service working with invasive and native insects. I have worked on many research projects including brown spruce long-horned beetle and spruce budworm. Currently: Forestry Instructor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) in Fredericton NB. I teach 5-6 courses a year including forest entomology and pathology, Urban Forestry, Dendrology, Botany, Public Speaking and Arboriculture Sciences. Each year I have approx 100 students training to be forest technologists! Hobbies: Raising chickens! Social Media: Incorporating more into my classes. I think social media is a great tool and they should know how to use it effectively. Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link:calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo   
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January 16, 2019
Creative Inventory Sawmill Ciara and Scott Fenimore - Episode 20
Ciara Fenimore is an assistant forester for Hancock Forest Management out in Kapowsin WA. She will be getting her bachelors in forest management from Green River Community college in the Spring. She keeps herself busy with a lot of things, like crocheting, spinning, knitting, cooking, hunting, fishing, wood projects etc. Scott and Ciara are a part of a family owned and operated sawmill business that mill logs into your custom needs called Creative Inventory! Instagram: www.instagram.com/creativeinventory Facebook: www.facebook.com/C.Inventory Check out: www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeInventory "Never give up on your goals, everyday you get an opportunity to take the next step towards it."-Ciara Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo   
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January 16, 2019
Forestry Women Who Rock: Taisa Brown - Episode 19
On this episode, we talked about the importance of silviculture and the fun challenges we see in the field! Taisa is a fantastic guest with a depth of knowledge in regenerating our forests for the future, please listen in.  Her Instagram: www.instagram.com/taisabrown Silviculture: Concepts and Applications by Dr. Nyland states, "Silviculture deals with the methods for establishing and maintaining healthy communities of trees and other vegetation that have value to people." Taisa graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with Honours. She is currently working for Western Forest Products on Vancouver Island, Canada as an Area Forester. She is a Registered Professional Forester with the ABCFP, the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. She loves backpacking, mountaineering, and sea kayaking and tries to go backcountry camping every weekend from May to November.  Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link:calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo  
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January 4, 2019
Forestry Women Who Rock: Cassie Bott-Baxter - Episode 18
She works as a biologist for an engineering and environmental consulting firm and loves it!  We dive into a great conversation about breaking barriers to fish and new ways of building to help the future.  Education: Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University (2008-2013), Specializing in Indigenous Environmental Studies. Studied abroad in Norway: Songal University College (2011), University of Tromso (2012).  Cassie is an Ecologist with over 5 years of experience the environmental field, including forest management planning, species at risk assessments, and environmental impact studies. Ms. Bott-Baxter’s field experience includes forestry inventories, field survey for vegetation, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and ecological classification. She has also completed Species at Risk surveys for Blanding’s turtle, whip-poor-will, barn swallow, bank swallow, eastern meadowlark, and SAR vegetation. Her past experience includes preparing fish and wildlife license and species at risk permit applications to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, environmental impact studies, natural heritage evaluations, and forest management plans. Ms. Bott-Baxter also has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities conducting consultation on resource projects, land use planning, environmental assessments, and traditional knowledge studies.     Job History Junior Biologist, McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers (2018 - Present) Ecologist, EcoTec Environmental Consulting Inc. (2016 – 2018) Forestry Technician, Cariboo Forestry Consulting (2015 - 2016) Forestry Coordinator, Tolko Industries (2014 – 2015) Lands and Resource Assistant, Nazko First Nation (2014)   Fisheries Assistant, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (2013) Junior Researcher, Inuit Circumpolar Council/Trent University (2009 – 2011)    Volunteering  Affiliations Nipissing Forest Local Citizen’s Committee Member Nipissing Forest Operations Task Team Member Canadian Institute of Forestry Algonquin Section Nipissing Naturalists Hobbies/Projects Plant walks with kids at the local nature area Writing a field guide for plants for kids  Writing an online course to plant identification  Ski racing, canoeing, snowshoeing, wildcrafting, mycology Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link:calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo 
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January 2, 2019
Forestry Men Who Rock: Patrick Shults - Episode 17
Patrick is the WSU Extension Forester for the SW corner of Washington. He started this position in the winter of 2018 and is working diligently to create educational opportunities for small forest landowners in this region. He has been building a wonderful Facebook community! Go like the page he created for you! https://www.facebook.com/WSUForestrySW/ Prior to taking this job, Patrick lived in Michigan, where he was born and raised, and had spent the last several years working for non-profit organizations that utilized volunteers, education, and outreach to create healthier forests in both urban and natural settings. He also was a certified stewardship forester with the State of Michigan, and worked with landowners to develop forest management plans. Patrick went to Michigan State University to earn his B.S. in Forestry and then went on to earn an M.S. in Forestry (also from MSU), where he conducted research focused on agroforestry and restoring soil through sustainable nutrient cycling. He hopes to use this range of experience and passion for teaching to develop programming that enables small forest landowners to achieve diverse management objectives. He believes social media is an important tool for both outreach and education. Patrick wants to utilize it to increase awareness of his programs and generate a following that represents the diversity of forest owners in southwest Washington. Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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December 17, 2018
Forestry Women Who Rock: Virginia deCarle - Episode 16
Virginia is a mother of two boys, her eldest Jerod is 20 and her youngest Keenan is 14. She has a great love for trees and water. Spent most of her life camping, hiking and swimming in nature. She has developed educational programs called Nature Connects and Forestry Education. You can find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginia-decarle-262952b7/ "I decided to go to school to when I was 30. My career choice was Forestry. I applied to the Forestry Technician Program at Algonquin College in Pembroke, Ontario. It was a great program with many experienced and knowledgeable professionals who have worked in this field for many years. I graduated with a number of certificates: Chainsaw operator, Certified Tree Marker, Road building and Forest Operation Compliance Certificate. When I graduated I was hired on for a contract by the Senior Forestry Technician for Ontario Parks Pembroke site. My first job was carrying out Young of the Year Brook Trout Surveys in Algonquin Park. Another young woman and I surveyed eight lakes. Our task was to map out new streams/creeks by walking or paddling the circumference of each lake, record stream temperatures, net Y.O.T.Y Brook Trout (if possible) to see if they were present in any of the streams or creeks. Following the Y.O.T.Y Brook Trout Surveys I was hired on for another contract in Algonquin Park which involved carrying out Free to Grow Surveys. Here we measured the growth success of trees planted in previous years. While working on contract I decided I wanted to move to the Bancroft area. I knew that the Forest Industry was the main economic driver there, and it was likely I would find work in my field…..I did. I was hired on as a Certified Tree Marker for a contractor working on Crown Land in the Bancroft area. I worked with the same company for eight seasons, and when my boss retired I started my own tree marking business (deCarle Forestry Services) of which I am also the only employee. Shortly after moving to the Bancroft area I connected with some other forestry professionals in 2010. I was then invited to present my idea to carry out a Forestry Day for grade 7&8 students. The presentation to Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association (B.A.F.I.A) was a success. The first Forestry Day for students in area schools at the grade 7&8 level was in spring of 2011. We connected with a teacher (Colleen Baehre) from North Hastings High School in Bancroft. They have a fantastic program that focuses on forestry and resource management. This is where Forestry Day began. Myself and a fellow forestry professional (Ernie Demuth, R.P.F) in the industry came up with the idea together to put together a whole day that covers the many aspects of what takes place before and during a harvest operation. We had a tree marking station, wildlife values, tree planting, and harvest operations. Included in the event were multiple people who use wood to create functional products such as canoes, musical instruments, cutting boards etc. We also had a local legend who still to this day at 76 years old hand hews logs for buildings. This event has carried on for seven years now, and there’s a great support from the area schools."-Virginia Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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December 11, 2018
Forestry Men Who Rock: Kenneth Schmidgall - Episode 15
We interview Kenneth Schmidgall today. He has an AAS – Forest Resources – Mt Hood Community College and is currently enrolled in the Oregon State University College of Forestry – Forest Management Major. He is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punk_in_the_woods/ "After 14 years of construction work I decided it was time for a change and at the age of 30 I enrolled in college full time to get a degree in forestry. I’ve worked for Oregon Department of Forestry on a thinning and wildland fire suppression crew, For Cougar Environmental as a timber cruiser, and I just recently excepted a position with Olympic Resource Management as their summer intern forester. I’m also extremely active in the Portland chapter of Society of American Foresters recently excepting the chapter chair position. My hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, going to punk shows, and listening to original reggae, soul, and ska. My goal with social media is to counter misconceptions in forest management practices and give forestry professionals a voice that I think is seldom heard or drowned out by more extreme opinions and also to connect with other forestry professionals in order to share ideas."-Kenneth Schmidgall Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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November 27, 2018
Forestry Women Who Rock: Jasmine Brown - Episode 14
Our guest today is Jasmine Brown and she recently received the high honor of Society of American Foresters Diversity Scholar a year-long program. The Diversity Scholarship Program ensures that the Scholarship winners have a convention mentor and remain connected with that mentor during the remainder of the year. Here is her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminekbrown/ Check out our video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lGFOnhB15_s Current Positions: Jasmine K. Brown is currently a Graduate Student at Oregon State University in the Forest Ecosystems and Society Program. Jasmine is also a US Forest Service Pathways Intern in Silviculture in Washington on the Umatilla National Forest. She is also a Society of American Foresters Diversity Scholarship Recipient and Diversity Ambassador. Education: As a Connecticut native, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut. Jasmine also spent one year at Alabama A&M University through a student exchange program. Alabama A&M is the first and only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with an SAF accredited forestry Bachelor’s degree. Previous Jobs: Prior to returning to graduate school, Jasmine was a US Forest Service traveling Forest Technician for three years. This position involved traveling to a different national forest each month. Jasmine also has prior experience as a graduate teaching assistant for a forest biology course. Hobbies: CrossFit, forest walks, and journaling. Her goal in the world of social media: "#ChangeTheNarrative in Forestry and Natural Resources. For so long I have been told that “people like me” typically do not go into forestry. Each of my posts defy stereotypes about forestry and natural resource professionals. My posts also provide educational glimpses of my forestry career. I always consider my family as I share details about my job, internships, conferences and events. My decision to follow a career path in forestry, introduced my family to a career choice that they were previously unaware of. Therefore, I always view each of my posts as a way to expose my audience to a career choice that has be extremely fulfilling for me."-Jasmine Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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November 20, 2018
Forestry Women Who Rock: Jennilyn Franklin - Episode 12
Jennilyn Franklin is our forestry guest today! She is the first woman to work for City of Montesano Forestry and the first woman to graduate from both of the Forest Managment classes at Grays Harbor College the AAS: Natural Resources and the Bachelor of Applied Science Forest Management program. Her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pnwexplorer15/ Highlight education you may have: Senior at Grays Harbor College earning Bachelor of Applied Science in Forest Resource Management. Talk about jobs you have had: Forest Operations Intern- Port Blakely Tree Farms Tumwater, WA Summer 2017 Forest Operations Intern- City of Montesano’s Forestry Department Summer 2018 Your current positions: Inventory Data- City of Montesano Forestry Department Lab Technician: Grays Harbor College AAS Natural Resources Forest Mensuration Assistant to VP of Administrative Services Grays Harbor College Any hobbies you would like to add: Hiking, camping, building furniture, photography, scrapbooking, spending time with my family/kids Your goal in the world of social media: "To inform my followers and friends about how forestry and natural resources is extremely important. Most people don’t understand logging and forest management are extremely good to maintain a sustainable resource. Its like educating people that fire is good for forests, its been taboo that fire is bad. When I first started school my family thought I was getting a degree to be a logger and didn’t understand the difference of a forester until I educated them."-Jennilyn Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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November 19, 2018
How to Leverage LinkedIn to Win - Episode 8
You can leverage LinkedIn to get towards a goal. I talk about how in this episode. I have earned jobs, contracts, meetings and private tours off of LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/talkingforests/ Need help with how to get towards a goal you have been dreaming of in your life? Schedule a meeting with Talking Forests calendly.com/talkingforests or email me at candra@talkingforests.com and ask for a free #LinkedIn audit! Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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November 14, 2018
Forestry Women Who Rock: Brittany Church - Episode 13
Forestry Women Who Rock: Brittany Church She is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittany.church/ She is the youngest individual to have gone through the associates and bachelors forestry programs at Grays Harbor College. "I am currently attending Grays Harbor College as a junior pursuing my bachelor’s degree in forest resource management. I was accepted into Grays Harbor College in the Fall of 2015 as a running start student during my junior year of high school. Unsure of what I wanted to do, I spent my first year of college completing my prerequisites. In Fall of 2016, during my senior year, I joined the AAS- Forest Technician program. I fell in love with the program and found my passion for forestry. Summer of 2017, after graduation, I got an internship with Alta Forest Products based in Chehalis, WA. In June of 2018, I received my associate's degree. Shortly after obtaining my degree, I got hired on by the Washington Department of Natural Resources as a wildland firefighter. I absolutely loved this seasonal job, which helped to further direct me to my niche in forestry. Looking into the future, I will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in the Spring of 2020 as the youngest individual to have gone through the associates and bachelors program. I enjoy most outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing, hiking, photography, and much more. In addition to hobbies, I plan on becoming a volunteer firefighter for my local district within the very near future. My goal in the world of social media is to find inspiration to create more goals to accomplish, then take my accomplishments and inspire others to create their own goals and so on."-Brittany Want to be featured? Schedule your interview with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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November 13, 2018
Instagram Secrets - Episode 11
Secrets to Instagram. 1) Use up to 30 hashtags 2) Pre-plan your feed in a 9-grid (Apps that can help you with that). 3) Tag people in your posts and stories that you create. Have any questions? Schedule a quick session with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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September 26, 2018
Ignore or Educate the Naysayers - Episode 10
A strategy that has been successful is explained in this podcast episode. If you had 5,000 naysayers telling you not do to your research, would you stop even though you know the topic as a specialist, I would hope not! We know the science in forestry, we need to ignore or educate the public on social media to move forward in our creativity and technology. Have any questions? Schedule a quick session with Talking Forests on this link: calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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August 29, 2018
Secrets to Getting Engagement - Episode 9
In this episode we talk about how to navigate the content calendar to create engaging posts and the opportunties that you can get. Comments, retweets, and asking questions are better than only liking posts on social media. The more you do this, the more engagement you will see! Have any questions? Schedule a quick session with Talking Forests on this link: https://calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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August 14, 2018
How To Create a Hashtag People Will Use - Episode 7
When you create a hashtag, you have to ask your audience to use it months in advance, especially if you want people to use it at your conference. Need help with how to get your audience to use a #hashtag that you create? Schedule a meeting with Talking Forests https://calendly.com/talkingforests Voice by Gordon Collier www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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July 31, 2018
Hashtags and Business Goals - Episode 6
Why are people using so many hashtags? The secret is that they get you seen in searches online. If you use a hashtag to describe something, people will be able to search that hashtag and find your post! We strive to find the best hashtags for you and make sure that they meet your business goals. Voice by Gordon Collier https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Spring by Ikson https://soundcloud.com/ikson Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo
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July 16, 2018
Connecting with an Organic Audience - Episode 5
If you connect with real followers, you are more likely to get #engagement on your #socialmedia. You want to have real people on your channels following you. Do not buy, earn trust in organic followers.
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July 10, 2018
Adding People to Your Social Network - Episode 4
I talk about adding people to your network in this video! Ok, so I love #socialmedia, why? It is a free news source right now. I was given the chance to speak at the 2018 International Forest Business Conference and I talked about Social Media a New Frontier and some starting strategies to get noticed online. People already knew who I was before the conference because I went and researched them on social media before the conference. If you do this and have a plan as to who you want to talk to, you will be noticed!
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July 2, 2018
Social Media Tip #1 Timing - Episode 3
Ok, so I love #socialmedia, why? It is a free news source right now. I was given the chance to speak at the 2018 International Forest Business Conference and I talked about Social Media a New Frontier and some starting strategies to get noticed online. My main three tips here: 1. Timing 2. Relevance 3. Execution In this episode, we talk about timing in your social media strategy.
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June 27, 2018
Social Media Tip #2 Relevance - Episode 2
Ok, so I love #socialmedia, why? It is a free news source right now. I was given the chance to speak at the 2018 International Forest Business Conference and I talked about Social Media a New Frontier and some starting strategies to get noticed online. My main three tips here: 1. Timing 2. Relevance 3. Execution In this episode, we talk about relevance in your social media strategy.
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June 27, 2018
Social Media Tip #3 Execution - Episode 1
Ok, so I love #socialmedia, why? It is a free news source right now. I was given the chance to speak at the 2018 International Forest Business Conference and I talked about Social Media a New Frontier and some starting strategies to get noticed online. My main three tips here: 1. Timing 2. Relevance 3. Execution In this episode, we talk about how to execute your social media.
01:26
June 26, 2018
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