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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
August 26, 2015
Waterbury Reservoir State Park, Waterbury Center, VT

You’re invited to attend a workshop on the Shoreland Protection Act at Waterbury Reservoir State Park in Waterbury Center, VT on August 26, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Dan Homeier, 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. Download flyer (PDF) here.

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.

VWA display at Vermont State Fair.