This will be a 4 part series with 4 amazing women and will be published each Monday in each week of October 2020 for National Forest Products week. Amanda Astor and I recorded this episode before the devastating fires in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We chatted about forest fires and what Oregon Women in…

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Amanda Hamsley Lang is the COO & Vice President of Client Services, Forisk Consulting and we had a great chat about women working up to leadership positions in forestry companies. Have kids and being a mom is not easy, but worth it and when you work for a flexible team like Forisk, it makes the…

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Joseph Vaughn has worked in the natural resource profession since 2011. He has experience in wildland fire management, political and environmental advocacy, and most recently the forest products industry working at Interfor, one of the world’s largest lumber providers, as a Procurement Forester. He has earned an Associate of Science in Pre-Forestry from the University…

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Talking Forests recorded this as a live video (https://youtu.be/pK4H72XWVow) from Yosemite National Park at the Society of Wood Science and Technology Conference Oct 20-25th. (www.swst.org or @societywood on social media). We do not own the rights to the “Most Girls” Hailee Steinfeld Song used in the video or podcast audio. Her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pipiet/ “Originally from…

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We interview Andrew Heald, Technical Director, Confederation of Forest Industries (ConFor), UK Twitter: www.twitter.com/andyheald Andrew is the Technical Director for Confor. He has over 20 years’ experience in forest and plantation management, and has worked in the UK, Finland, Uruguay and Ghana. Confor is a trade body representing 1,500 numbers across the UK forestry and…

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Luke Hemmings is working with the UK Forestry Commission and I met him at the Institute for Chartered Foresters (https://www.charteredforesters.org/)  National Conference this April. He is great to connect with! @lwhemmings on Instagram and Twitter His blog: https://thebeardedforester.wordpress.com/author/thebeardedforester/ “I am truly passionate about and fully committed to multi-purpose Forestry and upholding the highest standards of…

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Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Austrian Wooden Wonder Treetop Walk Salzkammergut Our Austrian adventure was amazing with wood as the theme all week. The main event was when we visited Baumwipfelpfad Salzkammergut which translates to Treetop Walk Salzkammergut, truly an Austrian Wooden Wonder.   The start of our trip was in a wooden hut…

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