Marley Puanani Smith

Marley Puanani Smith is a kanaka maoli (Native Hawai’ian) who was raised in Colorado’s rural environment placed within the foothills of the grand Rocky Mountain range, where her connections with the natural world could be grounded within her physical, mental and spiritual being. The knowledge from their Indigenous heritage and their B.S. in Forestry helps her work towards establishing sustainable resource management under the framework of transnational solidarity, social justice and equity for all. As a transitioning Forester with the USDA Forest Service, she is investing in future generations by establishing relationships with diverse communities and implementing adaptive practices from underrepresented perspectives.


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