All hardwood related forest management and timber management related questions, including wildlife, aesthetic, and habitat management. I have extensive experience dealing with timber buyers, private landowners, townships, and county and federal governments. I specialize in forest management in PA, OH, and northern WV.
Twenty (20+) years of business and forest management experience including office and personnel management, public relations, and urban and conventional forestry. Co-wrote the first municipal tree management plan for Pennsylvania’s Urban Forest Program and performed the first five municipal tree inventories for the MTRP (Municipal Tree Restoration Project) through Penn State University, Co-owned Community Tree Service, Inc., which provided residential and business tree care in the Moon Township area from 1993 to 1998. Administered timber sale management, timber stand improvement, tree planting, marking, and marketing; sale prospectus layout, map design; oil and timber trespass investigation; boundary line re-establishment, property deed title research, aerial photo interpretation; gypsy moth aerial spray program coordination, fire and insect damage assessment; marketing of damaged timber; urban/community forestry; expert witness; public relations coordination, lectures, and client contacts; environmental assessment, erosion control, soil stability, stream quality retention; certified Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program provider.
Pennsylvania Council of Professional Foresters, PCPF Pennsylvania Grange Service Corp. Pennsylvania Council of Municipalities
Pennsylvania Game News Society of American Foresters Magazine
Penn State University 1992 • Bachelor of Science, Forest Science Community College of the Air Force 1984 • Leadership/Management Course V, Honor Graduate
United States Air Force Active Duty 1980-1988 Munitions Systems Specialist, 46170, squadron training coordinator for 330 airmen • Staff Sergeant, E-5 Honorable Discharge, 1988, Good Conduct Medal with four devices, Long Tour Medal, Short Tour Medal, Air Force Longevity Ribbon, Expert Marksman Ribbon with three devices.
Private Landowners in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia totaling approximately 35,00+ acres, Government agencies including the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Pine, Marshall, Ross, Moon, and Greene Townships. Industry properties including Dominion People’s Natural Gas Co., Littell Steel, The Horticultural Society of Western PA.
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