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.
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.
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Continuing Education and Licensing
Access workshops, events, and online webinars to maintain your license.
State and Federal Resources
From EQIP to skidder bridges, worker’s compensation to taxes, see what’s available to assist you in your work.
Forest Health Updates
Stay current on the health of Vermont’s forests; get the latest on EAB, climate change, and other forest threats.
We have brought together a host of resources that are relevant to consulting foresters.
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“I joined VWA to learn about and support good stewardship of Vermont woodlands, both for timber and habitat. As the owner of 41 acres of land in southern Vermont, with 35 acres forested, my goal is to provide good quality habitat for native mammals, birds and amphibians while also managing the forest for timber. The Vermont Woodlands Association and the VT Tree Farm Program, and the Woods Wildlife and Warblers programs that they sponsor, have been valuable in networking with forestry professionals, providing workshops to identify and manage invasive species, and sponsoring educational “Walks in the Woods” with foresters and loggers.”
“When I purchase my first farm and woodlot in 1980, I had many offers from loggers to harvest my timber for fifteen years. I had little forestry knowledge and wanted to do the right thing. So incorrectly thinking that it was the best thing, I did nothing. In the mid 90’s, I hired my consulting forester, Ross Morgan to help out. He suggested that I become a Tree Farmer and join the Vermont Woodlands Association. Ross and the Vermont Woodlands Association programs and its helpful members turned out to be the perfect prescription for my woodlots with regard to wildlife, aesthetics, timber, recreation and water. I would recommend a membership in the Vermont Woodlands Association to anyone with any size woodlot as an inexpensive but valuable investment in their woodlot and keeping Vermont Green.”
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