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Who are Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters?
Vermont Woodlands accredited consulting foresters are committed to promoting and strengthening the long-term conservation and management of Vermont’s natural resources.

What sets Vermont Woodlands accredited consulting foresters apart from other foresters practicing in Vermont?
Vermont Woodlands accredited consulting foresters:

  * have college degrees in Forestry or related natural resource fields
  * have at least 5 years consulting forestry experience
  * complete active continuing education programs


What do consulting foresters do?
Consulting foresters assist private landowners in identifying and achieving goals for their woodlands, including managing for forest products, wildlife habitat, recreation, water resources, and aesthetics. Services provided by consulting foresters include forest resource planning, marking trees to be removed, preparing and negotiating contracts, administering sales of forest products, appraisals and inventories, and assisting in tax treatment of woodlands. Some consulting foresters specialize in particular areas, such as Christmas tree production or sugarbush management.

List of Vermont Woodlands accredited consulting foresters (PDF)

New! Shoreland Act Workshop for Consulting Foresters
July 14, 2015
Emerald Lake State Park, East Dorset, VT

Download flyer here.

You’re invited to attend a workshop on the Shoreland Protection Act at Emerald Lake State Park in East Dorset, VT on July 14, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Misha Cetner, an Environmental Analyst with Vermont DEC who is currently providing technical assistance for the Lake Encroachment and Shoreland Permit Program. The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2014. Under this Act, all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in size now have an established Protected Shoreland
Area which encompasses the area from the mean water level (shoreline) out 250 feet. Within this area, the creation of new cleared area and impervious surface is now regulated. Come learn about what these new regulations are, what activities are exempt, and how one can manage a forested area within the Protected Shoreland Area. This new law offers an opportunity to market yourself to a new set of clientele. Many folks will be looking for professional help from forestry professionals and this
workshop will teach you how to work with this new act. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association and Vermont Departments of Forests, Parks and Recreation and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters Resources:

New! Changes to the Land Use Change Tax Calculation and the Temporary “Easy Out” for Withdrawing Land

  * Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters Application (PDF)
  * Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters Continuing Education Form (PDF)
  * Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters Code of Ethics (PDF)

Technical Service Provider (TSP) Certification Requirements to become certified to write Forest Management Plans for NRCS Vermont.

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