The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), through its Project Learning Tree initiative and a Memorandum of Understanding with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), has published several free resources to support young Black Americans in pursuing forest and conservation careers.
“Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journey of Black Professionals in Green Careers” is a career resource guide that introduces youth to jobs in the forest and conservation sector through the lens of Black professionals currently working in the sector. It includes profiles of 22 Black professionals in the industry; a brief history of Black Americans in forestry; career factsheets for the top 14 jobs in the green job sector; and more. The guide is now available for preorder; e-book copies are free of charge.
Related free resources offered by SFI include downloadable job training, mentorship and employment opportunities, access to networking webinars, and invitations to local events.
Access the resources here: plt.org/journeys