Consulting Foresters can help everyone from landowners and forest products industries to government and attorneys.
Who needs a consulting forester?
- Forest landowners: to plan the best use, protection, and management of their land resources to suit their objectives.
- Attorneys: to provide their clients with the best available documentation of evidence about conditions on the subject’s property.
- Bankers and accountants: to help program the income and estate tax obligations for woodland owner clients.
- Forest products industries: to supplement their management, acquisition, research, and procurement needs.
- Government: to supplement staff with expertise in a wide array of services.
To be a member, one must:
- actively offer professional consulting forestry services to the public for a fee or retainer,
- possess a four-year degree in forestry, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university,
- have five years of experience in the field of forest management,
- be approved for acceptance by a simple majority of the regular membership, and
- abide by a voluntary code of ethics.