Written by Logan Johnson
Tyler Everett is a citizen of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, a federally recognized tribe of the Wabanaki Confederacy. He is also a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine, a Forester with the Passamaquoddy Forestry Department, and a Forest Adaptation Technical Assistant with the United South and Eastern Tribes. His research at the University of Maine and professional work focuses on developing adaptive management strategies for brown ash in the face of the emerald ash borer, an insect pest devastating ash trees throughout North America.
In this feature video, Tyler shares how he wears many hats in the forestry world, his path to forestry, and the cultural connections he’s made in the process. He also outlines the adaptive management strategies he is researching and developing for brown ash and why someone should consider a career in forestry.
As Tyler says, “[Forestry] can be a really rewarding profession if you take the time to manage in a way that you would see your values fit.” Celebrating the work and accomplishments of young foresters like Tyler is an invaluable way of raising the voices of the next generation of Forest Stewards.