Eastern Threat Center Co-Hosted Cultural Awareness Luncheon

 
Eastern Threat Center Co-Hosted Cultural Awareness Luncheon

The Eastern Threat Center recently co-hosted an All Cultures Luncheon to expand cultural awareness for Forest Service staff and collaborators in the Raleigh/Research Triangle Park area. Luncheon keynote speaker Victor Harris, publisher of the Raleigh-based Minority Landowner Magazine, highlighted the importance of "short and long term strategies for sustainable land management," especially for minority agricultural and forest landowners, and shared tips to effectively reach diverse audiences. Forest Service and partner participants from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative explored the dynamic, proud heritage of the African American Gullah culture and sustainable conservation efforts off the coast of South Carolina through a NRCS-produced documentary, "St. Helena Island – A Better Place." Participants also shared and discussed treasured items representing various cultures—including Columbian, American, Canadian, Native American, African, and Asian-Pacific American—that spanned several decades. Read more in CompassLive...

Pictured: The Raleigh/RTP All Cultures Luncheon expanded cultural awareness and understanding for Forest Service and partner participants. From left to right: Victor Harris, Minority Landowner Magazine; Kier Klepzig, Southern Research Station; Ge Sun, Eastern Threat Center; Erika Cohen, Eastern Threat Center; and Ken McDermond, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

 

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