Danielle Atkins and I came together for a podcast episode and we talked about the importance of being an educated landowner. She has taken her past career and education to turn Land and ladies, her business, into a full suite of options to teach other people how to manage their forested land. She has provided workshops in person and is moving to a virtual model to be able to reach more people this time. Her husband is also a forester. After he landed the job first in Brunswick, Georgia, Danielle was also on the hunt for a job in the same field which was challenging. She ended up working with Georgia Forestry Commission (the state) for four and a half years before branching off and doing her own thing and creating Land and Ladies. She said " it allows me to take the traditional events and traditional workshops and repurpose them, restructure them into a new approach that isn't done in our industry. Providing the information women need."
Her episode is sponsored by #forestproud www.forestproud.org We believe: Forests provide powerful climate solutions. Forest management is how we deliver those solutions. Forest markets and products are how we sustain those solutions.
Land and Ladies owner Danielle Atkins is a double dawg from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources with her BSFR in wildlife sciences (2012) and Master of Forest Resources (2013).
Working for the Georgia Forestry Commission, she witnessed the struggles women landowners often had when abruptly inheriting their forestlands. Danielle has worked with the nationally awarded Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Program, and has been developing women-focused workshops since 2016.
Having served in several leadership roles and being actively involved with the Georgia Forestry Association and Society of American Foresters, Danielle is very in tune and integrated within the forest industry as a whole, understanding the process from seed to stump for landowners. Danielle also practices as a registered forester in Georgia, required to maintain continuing education credits to keep up with state requirements to practice and advise forestry in Georgia. Danielle is married and has three children: William, Elliott, and Rea, and resides on 43 acres in Brunswick, Georgia.
Fun and weird facts:
Danielle has worked on a wildland firefighting handcrew on western fire assignments; accidentally let loose black bears during a volunteer zookeeping position (no worries, they were tracked back to their enclosures and the sheriff’s office and animal control had a great time with this “incident”); was an avid crossfitter, and plans to return the local box.
Danielle's business sponsors are Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources - International Paper - Orbis Inc - Georgia Forestry Commission
DS Smith - Interfor - The Westervelt Company and many more bronze level sponsors on www.landandladies.com
Voice By Gordon Collier in Introduction: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/
Spring by Ikson www.soundcloud.com/ikson
Music promoted by Audio Library www.youtu.be/5WPnrvEMIdo