The family connected with the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project, a program that helps African American landowners care for their forestland and pass it on to the next generation. Equipped with new knowledge, Fourtee Acres began to change.
Today, Tyrone and Edna host other minority landowners on their property, speak at events, and lead seminars on how to keep land in the family. “Our family enterprise is engaged in and committed to sustainability for the future. The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project has led the way and been a centerpiece in our family journey,” explained Tyrone.
Katie Fernholz, the CEO of Dovetail Partners, an environmental non-profit, puts Tyrone’s story in the larger context of the economic drivers that support sustainable working forests and the role they play in mitigating the impacts of climate change.