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Phil Sneed is the owner of Blackwell Creek Forestry as well as a Senior Forester. He has over 20 years of experience in managing forests and wildlife habitat and has worked with hundreds of landowners and organizations over the years. In addition, Phil has spent the last 15 years on wildland firefighting assignments in the Western U.S., serving as a Crew Boss and Public Information Officer.


Key Takeaways:

[1:05] A message from Leadership Nature.

[1:45] A quick intro about Phil’s background.

[3:45] How did Phil get into forestry?

[8:50] What was Phil’s first job like after coming back from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait?

[17:00] It took some time for Phil to really find his place in forestry.

[22:10] What skills do you need to have to get into wildland fire management?

[27:15] Phil is really grateful he keeps up-to-date on his wildland firefighting education.

[29:00] What has contributed to Phil’s early success?

[33:35] What kinds of mentors has Phil had over the years?

[37:00] Phil shares some of the challenges a forestry consultant faces.

[41:00] What was Phil’s first leadership position like?

[48:15] Where is the future of forestry headed for the younger generation?


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