FInd a Forester Listings

The consulting foresters* in this directory are members of National Woodland Owners Association and have expressed an interest in working with family woodland owners in the management of their woodlands.  NWOA is not in a position to endorse any of these foresters directly. However they have responded to the questions asked in their listing form.  Before hiring, landowners are encouraged to request an introductory visit from the forester, which in most cases is complimentary.

*Consulting foresters may apply to be listed on this website using this link.



Tom (Harold T) Nygren

Full Name: Tom (Harold T) Nygren
Phone Number: 503-628-5472
Full Mailing Address: 19022 SW Finnigan Hill Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Company: White Oak Natural Resource Service
Website: none
Number of staff: 5
State or Region: Northern Region
Affilations: Society of American Foresters, Washinton County Small Woodlands Association
Services: Management Plans, Stewardship Planning, SAF CF
Certifications: SAF Certified Forester; NRCS Technical Service Provider
College or University: MF, 1971, Yale University; BS, 1961, Michigan Technological University
Other Qualifications: American Tree Farm Inspector. Prepared over 100 forest stewardship plans
Mission Statement: Management planning - Natural Resource Conservation Service Technical Service Provider : Stewardship and management plans (NRCS, ODF). Certified Foresters, Society of American Foresters

Dick Brantigan, ACF

Full Name: Dick Brantigan, ACF
Phone Number: 888-503-0004
Full Mailing Address: 600 Marseille Blvd. Winchester, KY 40391
Company: D&M Forestry
Number of staff: 2
State or Region: Northern Region
Affilations: Association of Consulting Foresters of America, ACF Kentucky. & Nat. Woodland Owners Assoc., KWOA, NWOA Kentucky Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, KFMRA. Council of Forest Engineers, COFE. Kentucky Forest Industry Association, KFIA
Certifications: Professional Engineers License (PE), Oregon, 1981 Certified Timber Cruiser & Grader, US Forest Service, 1990 Kentucky Master Logger Instructor, KDF, 1990 to current Level IV Professional Timber Cutter, Soren Eriksson, 1994
College or University: BS Mechanical Engineering, US Naval Academy, 1967 BS Forest Management, NYS College of Forestry, 1973 MS Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, 1978
Other Qualifications: Field Engineer, Weyerhauser Corp., 1973-74 Forester/Logging Engineer, US Forest Service, 1974-94 Consulting Forester, D & M Forestry, 1995-present
Mission Statement: With over 30 years experience as a professional forester and licensed professional logging engineer, D & M Forestry is well qualified to provide these and many more services. While my company is home based in eastern Kentucky, D & M Forestry provides competitive consulting services throughout all of Kentucky and it’s surrounding border states.

Raymond P.Taylor

Full Name: Raymond P.Taylor
Phone Number: 828-310-0038
Full Mailing Address: 3722 Whitney Drive NE Hickory, NC 28601
Company: Taylor Forestry
Number of staff: 1
State or Region: Northern Region
Affilations: Active memberships in various professional organizations and participation in continuing education assures my clients of exemplary service and advice.
Services: Management Plans, Tax Filing, Timber Harvest Planning, SAF CF, State Licensed/Registered, NWOA Member
Certifications: Accosiation of Consulting Foresters
College or University: NC State University, School of Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Other Qualifications: Prior to founding Taylor Forestry in 1992, I worked as a Procurement Forester and later as an Assistant District Forester for the NC Forest Service.
Mission Statement: As a professional forester, I remain steadfastly committed to assisting landowners realize their land ownership visions through the innovative application of scientific forestry practices.



Jib Davidson, C.F.

Full Name: Jib Davidson, C.F.
Phone Number: 352-375-1473 or 352-538-2266
Full Mailing Address: 4424 NW 13th Street, Suite C-2, Gainesville, FL 32609
Company: Columbia Timber Company
Number of staff: 1
State or Region: Southern Region
Affilations: Society of American Foresters, Florida Forestry Association, American Tree Farm Association, Rotary
Services: Management Plans, Estate Planning, Timber Harvest Planning, SAF CF, State Licensed/Registered
Certifications: S.A.F. Certified Forester; D.E.P. Certified Wetland Delineator; Forest Finance and Investment Graduate Certificate from Auburn (pending); Master Logger; Florida Real Estate Broker (office includes Georgia and Alabama);
College or University: University of Florida, B.S.F. Forest Resources and Conservation, 1978; University of Florida, B.S.B.A. Warrington College of Business, Finance and Real Estate, 1984; Auburn University, Graduate Certificate Forest Finance and Investment, 2020
Other Qualifications: Expert witness, timber taxation and investment, timberland acquisitions and dispositions, biomass harvesting. timber appraisals, harvesting, reforestation, timber and biomass feasibility studies, site evaluations, wetland delineations and mitigation
Mission Statement: Columbia Timber Company has based its reputation on exemplary customer service, and providing scientific as well as financial approaches to forest management and expert timber harvesting. Today, Columbia Timber Company uses a financial and biological approach to forest management based on constant information from the forest products industry. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise, Columbia Timber Company has established a business relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime!



Richard Cary

Full Name: Richard Cary
Phone Number: 610-395-9360 or 610-533-9328
Full Mailing Address: 3133 Grist Mill Road, Orefield, PA 18069
Company: ForestLand Consulting
Website: none
Number of staff: 1
State or Region: Eastern Region
Affilations: Society of American Foresters; Pa Forest Association
Services: Stewardship Planning, Pesticide Appl./Rx, SAF CF
Certifications: SAF - certified forester
College or University: Penn State University. BS Forestry 1962; Michigan State University MS Resource Development (Parks & forest recreation major)
Other Qualifications: Forest Stewardship Plan writer; NRCS Technical Service Provider; Pa Licensed forest pest applicator - control interfering plants, systemic insect control
Mission Statement: ForestLand Consulting

Craig Kane

Full Name: Craig Kane
Phone Number: 856-453-8696
Full Mailing Address: PO Box 876, Alloway, NJ 08001
Company: Craig Kane, Consulting Forester
Number of staff: 1
State or Region: Eastern Region
Affilations: Society of American Foresters; National Woodland Owners Association; NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
Services: Management Plans, Tax Filing, Timber Harvest Planning, Pesticide Appl./Rx, SAF CF, State Licensed/Registered, NWOA Member
Certifications: NJ Approved Forester; SAF/CF
College or University: Clemson University, BS Forest Management, 1979
Other Qualifications: NJ Approved Consulting Forester, Tree Farm Inspector
Mission Statement: Specializing in Timber Sales, Farmland Assessment, Wildlife habitat management plans, Forest stewardship plans, Forest management services. If you are considering selling forest products, use a Forester.



Bjorn Dahl

Full Name: Bjorn Dahl
Phone Number: 303-526-2822
Full Mailing Address: 23890 Genesee Village Rd. Golden, CO 80401
Company: Dahl Environmental Services, LLC
Number of staff: 4
State or Region: Western Region
Affilations: Society of American Foresters
Services: Management Plans, Estate Planning, Tax Filing, Licensed Surveyor, Stewardship Planning, Timber Harvest Planning
Certifications: Lead Federal Agency Representative for Incident Management, Area Command Staff, Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Fire for Resources Benefits Commander, Fire Behavior Officer, Fire Information Officer, and Burning Boss.
College or University: Bjorn completed graduate school for the Senior Executive Service and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Minnesota.
Other Qualifications: Agricultural Tax Plans approved by Colorado legislature in 1990; Forest Management Plans required by County governments; Certified Stewardship Plans for USDA technical & financial support; Timber Sales prepared with contracts, bids, and procurement; Real estate survey for diseases and infestations and solutions; Community Wildfire Protection Plans defined by Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
Mission Statement: Located in Golden, Colorado, Dahl Environmental Services (DES) is a small privately-owned company where we take pride in providing our clients with a more personal and initmate business experience. Our highly qualified team incorporates brilliant minds to bring you professionalism in information technology, natural resources, and forest management.