Delie Wilkens Joins U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities as Program Analyst

GREENVILLE, SC (May 12, 2021) – Delie Wilkens has joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) in the newly created role of Program Analyst. Wilkens comes to the Endowment from the U.S. Forest Service – Southern Research Station where she was a research fellow. In her role there, she was involved in assessing timber sales on the National Forest System, which gave her direct experience in solving relevant issues for today’s forest industry.

Wilkens is originally from Floyd, Virginia, where she spent most of her childhood exploring 80 acres of family forested land.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation from Virginia Tech and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology & Geography from Appalachian State University. She also served in the Peace Corps in La Pastora, Paraguay as an Agriculture & Forestry Extensionist where her primary role was supporting several women’s committees with technical knowledge of small-scale sustainable agriculture.

“Though my positions have ranged from different climates, institutions, and sectors – my primary job has always been providing support for the people who work hard for the success and conservation of the environment,” said Wilkens. “This is the same role I hope to play for the U.S. Endowment and I am pleased to begin that work here.”

“We are excited Delie has joined the Endowment team,” said Pete Madden, Endowment President and CEO. “Her background and experience with the U.S. Forest Service and the Peace Corps are a unique combination that will prove valuable in supporting and advancing our work. She will be a true asset to the team.”


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The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. To learn more about the Endowment, please visit our website at

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