Private Consulting Foresters

Private Consulting Foresters work directly with private land owners to represent their interests and implement forest management based on the land owners’ objectives

Forestry is the science, art, and business of managing forest ecosystems.  Working directly with a Licensed Consulting Forester will give you the opportunity to develop a management plan for your property that meets your family objectives.  A Consulting Forester (and most Licensed Foresters) can provide a variety of services to land owners including:

  • Develop a Forest Management Plan
  • Complete a Forest Inventory and Appraisal
  • Plan and Supervise a Timber Sales
  • Discuss Estate Planning and Taxation Matters
  • Advise on Timber Stand Improvement
  • Locate, Map and Mark Property Lines
  • Enhance Wildlife
  • Enhance Forest Aesthetics 
  • Improve Recreational Opportunities
  • Assess Forest Health Issues

Benefits of a Licensed Consulting Forester

While Consulting Foresters charge for their services, research has shown that the average land owner makes more money from a timber sale by hiring a competent Consulting Forester than by selling timber on their own. Consulting Foresters understand the markets and will obtain competitive bids from several buyers.  You can hire a Consulting Forester for one job or multiple jobs – whatever the landowner needs.

Find a Licensed Forester in Your Area

Below is a directory of licensed foresters, sorted alphabetically by last name, that includes Consulting Foresters, as well Industrial Foresters (Foresters who work for a sawmill, logging company, or timber buyer) and Public Foresters.

Additional Resources for Benefits of a Licensed Consulting Forester

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