The Ohio Society of American Foresters is offering a directory to assist landowners in all aspects of forest management from creating woodland management plans to administering silviculturally-sound timber harvests. The foresters listed on the site are full members of the Ohio Society of American Foresters and are located across Ohio.
How to use the directory
Access the lists by clicking on the type of forester you’re looking for.
Consulting foresters and technicians are self-employed or work for a private consulting company. They have no interest in a timber purchasing or procurement entity. They provide forest resource management recommendations and assistance to land owners owners for a fee. While some consultants provide assistance with a wide variety of forestry activities, others are quite specialized.
Industry foresters and technicians are employed by one of the forest industries (e.g. logging company, paper mill, or sawmill) and are often responsible for procuring wood fiber for their employer and /or managing company-owned lands. They may provide forestry services to landowners such as timber harvest planning, tree planting advice, and forest resource management recommendations.
State service foresters are employed by the State of Ohio; these individuals are available to provide landowners with current information for the long term management of their woodlands; provide advice on how to accomplish their management objectives, and; provide landowners with technical assistance and information on tree planting projects, woodland improvement activities, timber marketing assistance, and USDA financial incentive programs.
It is possible to narrow down the search by selecting a region of the state, the type of services provided or another type of special designation (NRCS Technical Service Provider, etc). For quick reference, view the list of foresters directly on the site. If you’d like to save or share the list with others, a pdf download is available.
To view the complete list of foresters, leave the search criteria blank.
In addition to the forester lists, there are also a number of resources under the “Links” tab that landowners might help helpful.
The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.