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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)

Vermont Woodlands Accredited Consulting Foresters Resources:

  * 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.

Annual Consulting Forester Meeting

VT FPR will host its annual consulting forester meeting on Friday, May 15 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Randolph, beginning at 9AM.

Download agenda for consulting forester meeting here.


Silviculture Program for Consulting Foresters
8:00am to 3:30pm

May 20, 2015 The Old Grey Barn, Rupert, VT

June 3, 2015 The Vermont History Center, Barre, VT

Join David Paganelli, Orange County Forester and Louis Bushey, Stewardship Forester for an interesting and informative day focused on the practice of Silviculture tailored specifically to Vermont consulting foresters. There is no cost for this full day program but pre-registration is requested. Coffee and morning refreshments provided. Bring your own lunch.

Due to overwhelming response a second session has been added for June 3. Click date link above for agenda and registration for each session.

VWA display at Vermont State Fair.