Steve Nix

Steve Nix - Forestry Expert.

  • Worked for a private forestry consulting company, managed a county forestry and wildfire program, and researched, analyzed, and wrote about forest resources while serving as an analyst for the state of Alabama for nearly two decades
  • Wrote articles for U.S. Forest Service technical reports
  • Bachelor's degree in forest resource management from the University of Georgia
  • Earned numerous certifications in various areas of forest resource management


Steve Nix has worked for a private forestry consulting company, managed a county forestry and wildfire program in Randolph County, Alabama, and researched, analyzed and written about forest resources in the southern United States during his nearly 20 years as a forest resources analyst for the state of Alabama. Nix's articles and collection of data have appeared or been quoted in numerous newspapers, natural resource magazines, and U.S. Forest Service technical reports. Nix retired from the Alabama Forestry Commission after 26 years. He also wrote articles and served as a forestry information expert for ThoughtCo for more than 19 years. Nix is a continuing member of the Society of American Foresters.


Steve Nix has a bachelor's degree in forest resource management from the University of Georgia. He has earned certificates including:

  • Conservation law enforcement certification from Jacksonville State University
  • Forest wildland burning prescriptivist from Auburn University
  • Forest pesticide application permit from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Alabama Forestry Commission

Nix was also an Alabama Registered Forester, a distinction he held after passing an Alabama State Board of Registration for Foresters exam in 1975 until he retired in 2010, after working a number of jobs at various forest-service agencies.

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