Campfire Conversations Podcast

Good conversation centered around the natural world. 

Interviews with all manner of conservation professionals.  Hot tips relevant to the conservation field both locally and globally. 

Topics include:  -Land protection  -Land management  -Habitat manipulation  -Wildlife disease  -Wildlife surveys  -Wildlife research  -Forestry and timber resources  -Water quality and protection  -Invasive species mitigation

-Hunting, angling, and outdoor recreation as it relates to conservation  

-Hiking  -Kayaking  -Photography  -Camping  -Bushcraft and wilderness living

-Connecting folks to the outdoors, particularly the next generation of conservationists

About our Hosts


Stewardship Director

Sam began work with TRLT in January of 2017 and was named Membership and Outreach Director in January 2019. In November 2019, he took on the role as the Associate Director of Conservation, now focusing his time on land conservation and management. Sam was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina and attended his hometown university, Wofford College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Business in the spring of 2015. Prior to the Land Trust, Sam worked with conservation organizations in the High Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Sam is passionate about conserving the Carolina’s natural resources, including it’s land, wildlife, and heritage. In his free time he likes to hunt, fly fish, rock climb, and camp.


Conservation Land Manager

Katie began working with TRLT in November of 2021. She received her master’s degree in Wildlife Science from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s in Natural Resource Conservation and Management with a concentration in forestry from Western Carolina University. Katie comes to us with prior experience of working for the N.C. Forest Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority where she provided land management information and technical support to forest landowners and wildlife managers. Katie’s interest and expertise is in prescribed fire, applied habitat management, sound forest management, and blending wildlife and forestry objectives. In her free time, Katie enjoys sharing the conservation ethic with others, especially kids, and promoting the wonderful natural resources that our state has to offer.

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