Hiring a Forester

Selecting the "right" resource management professional: articulate how land is used, values, and what is of short- and long-term importance.

Professional resource managers in partnership with a woodland owner help ensure sustainable forest management. To select the "right" professional, landowners should be able to articulate how they use their land, what they value, and what is important in the short- and long-term.

If management decisions involve timber harvesting, knowing the principles of sustainable forestry will demonstrate a commitment to forest stewardship, which will ensure you pass management options forward to future generations.


Jim Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Management, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management