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Our Team​

The 1890 Land Grant Institution Wildland Fire Consortium project is designed to increase the participation of minority college students in fire management training at select 1890 Land Grant Institutions (LGIs) by expanding an existing program at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) to include three additional LGIs in AL, FL and LA forming the partnership entitled “The 1890 Land Grant Institution Wildland Fire Consortium.”  While Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) recently celebrated its 12th year of providing fire-fighting training, the other partnering institutions in this consortium - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Southern University (SU) and Tuskegee University (TU) also offer Forestry and Natural Resources related programs and have important and historic roles in boosting the interest and participation of minorities in Forestry.


Mr. Jeremy Whigham


Phone:  256-372-4220


Dr. Zhu Ning


Phone: 225-771-2262 


Dr. Dev Satyanarayan


Phone:  850-296-4336


Dr. Rashidah Farid- Tilghman


Phone:  334-727-8625

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Mr. Darrius Truss


Phone:  334-727-2652


Integration of the proposed training activities with HR and CR will be critical to the success of this projects and outputs are fully utilized to meet agency goals. A seasoned Forest Service Civil Rights employee along with the 1890 USDA liaisons will provide guidance for the development and integration of the program goals with CR outreach mission to mitigate MD 715 barriers. R8 Recruitment Team personnel will also provide outreach and recruitment support for the program.
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