Wisconsin's First Female Chief Forester Says Profession Must Become More Diverse

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Achieving a social, economic and ecological balance is critical when it comes to managing Wisconsin’s 17 million acres of forest, says Chief State Forester Heather Berklund.

people 19jan21 2She was named to the role with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in October, becoming the first woman to hold the position.

Berklund, who grew up in the Driftless Area and studied forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, told WPR’s "The Morning Show" that forestry hasn’t historically been a diverse profession, but it’s important that changes moving forward.

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Source: Wisconsin Public Radio

 

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