Consulting Foresters

Although all foresters are licensed, we believe that our consultants are a very special subset of licensed foresters. That’s because you work with woodland owners in identifying and achieving goals for their woodlands and are committed to promoting and strengthening the long-term conservation and management of Vermont’s forests.   If you share this commitment, want to access continuing education, and meet engaged landowners, send your VWA Licensed Consulting Forester application today.

Why Join?

We encourage our landowner members to work with a consulting forester in managing their woods, to establish long-term relationships with their forester, and to maintain good communication with their forester. We seek to inform landowners of the services consultants offer for forest products, wildlife habitat, recreation, water resources, aesthetics, and other values.

As a benefit of membership as a Vermont Woodlands Consulting Forester, you’ll be listed in our Consulting Forester Directory that is regularly updated, posted on our website, distributed at shows and events, and sent to town clerks. You’ll appear in our ads for consulting foresters that can be found in Northern Woodlands Magazine and the Vermont Woodlands and Tree Farm newsletter.

Benefits of Being a Member

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Legislative Representation

Using our voice to help with issues like taxes, forest policy, and Farm Bills that affect private woodland owners.

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Peer-To-Peer Learning

Take advantage of opportunities to learn from your friends and neighbors who share your stewardship ethic.

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Networking Opportunities

Meet. Mix. Mingle. Enjoy the camaraderie of other woodland owners who share your passion for the land.
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Educational Workshops

Do you love to learn? Participate in a host of workshops on topics of interest to woodland owners.
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Woodland Tours & Events

Do you love to be outdoors? Take a walk in the woods with us for hands-on learning about forest management.
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Educational, Informative, Entertaining! Stay current on topics and issues through quarterly Northern Woodlands and VWA newsletter.

Haven't Joined Yet?

The VWA puts you in touch with many landowners and managers that can retain your services.

Events Calendar

Consulting Foresters Resource Highlights

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Continuing Education and Licensing

Access workshops, events, and online webinars to maintain your license.

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State and Federal Resources

From EQIP to skidder bridges, worker’s compensation to taxes, see what’s available to assist you in your work.

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Forest Health Updates

Stay current on the health of Vermont’s forests; get the latest on EAB, climate change, and other forest threats.

Relevant Resources

We have brought together a host of resources that are relevant to consulting foresters.
Click on the button below to be brought into the resource section of our site to view relevant posts and topics.

Member Testimonials

Ways to Support the VWA

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Donate to Us Via PayPal

We appreciate the support you provide. By using the PayPal option you don’t need to wait for the annual appeal. Send your donation at any time to help us maintain our Voice for Healthy Forests.

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Sponsor Us on Amazon Smile

Do your Amazon shopping at and select VT Woodlands as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to us. What a great way to support us!

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Donate from Your 401k

If you are 70 and a half, and you are required to take Required Minimum Distributions from your Individual Retirement Account, consider designating VWA to receive a qualified charitable contribution.

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Donate Stocks / Equities

You can turn your portfolio investments into contributions. We gratefully accept donations of stock to be sold at market value and added to our investment portfolio in a fund or endowment. Contact us to learn how.

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