Southern Forest Restoration Manager
Southeast Regional Center
Amadou is responsible for leading NWF’s Longleaf and Southern Forest Restoration program. His work involves building the type of relationships and partnerships as well as the capacity to engage private forest landowners in restoring the iconic longleaf pine forest. He is also implementing an outreach program to engage African American landowners in forest restoration. This program focuses on the diverse range of revenue streams compatible with longleaf pine restoration that can provide short-term income opportunities to small and minority landowners.
Amadou previously served as the Forestry Program Director at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives responsible for outreach and technical assistance programs to small and underserved private forest landowners across a five state region in the southeast U.S. Amadou has also managed multi-year community based forestry demonstration projects with the Ford Foundation and he is also on the board of directors of the National Network of Forest Practitioners (NNFP).
Amadou is passionate about sustainable forestry, especially projects that make land in general and particularly forestland and its products, more valuable and productive to the people and creatures that live in and around.
He studied in Tunisia, North Africa where he obtained a B.S. in agricultural sciences and M.S. in animal sciences and then at Tuskegee University in Alabama where he obtained a M.S. in agricultural and resource economics. Amadou is a native of West Africa.