Alex and I sat down and had a conversation about being a consulting forester in his home state of Mississippi and some of the challenges that communities face. He was one of the foresters that began the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (www.sflrnetwork.org) by developing and piloting it and he has worked with minoritized communities to help them keep their land and legacy. I am proud to work with him on this episode, he is #forestproud.
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Alex Harvey owns Legacy Land Management read more on his website: https://www.legacylandmanagement.org/about
You can reach him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-harvey-509a2a8/
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in the Forestry/Wildlife Management option from Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources (2005). His leadership development includes the Society of American Forester’s National Leadership Academy (2008). Leadership Development and Organizational Transformation (Dialogos/US Forest Service-2010). Alex is a graduate of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi Class of 2017 and is the Chairman of the Board of Community Works and Planning within the Kemetyu Global Economic Development Corporation in Pearland, Texas (currently).
Alex’s successful experiences have included the following:
· Providing and coordinating land/forest management technical services to private forest landowners.
· Planning, developing and implementing outreach programs to educate private landowners and resource professionals.
· Developing solutions through partnerships that address the disparity in economic development in rural communities.
· Working with private landowners to facilitate their access to land assistance programs administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency.