The journey that became EcoForesters
Founded in 2015, EcoForesters is a new model for conservation: a nonprofit organization, built to implement positive impact forest stewardship, promote and partner for conservation, and educate students, professionals, and the general public. We are here to tell the untold story of the Appalachian forest and meet the needs of forest restoration at a large scale, for the long haul.
Created forest stewardship plans for twenty seven different private forestland owners covering more than 55,200 acres in five Western North Carolina counties.
Coordinated sustainable timber harvests on four different forested properties with a combined total of more than 3,800 acres in three different Western North Carolina counties.
Developed the forest stewardship plan for the approximately 50,000 acre Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian reserve forests.
Entered a partnership with the Rainforest Alliance to help strengthen sustainable forest management with small landowners in the Southeast region of the United States.
Advised a private forestland owner in negotiations to minimize the ecological impact of a utility easement's construction across his 2,000 acre property at the headwaters of the Hungry River in Henderson County, NC.
Overseeing long-term stewardship and sustainable timber management of a 10,000 acre property in Vermont.
Conducted a forest assessment that will result in developing forest restoration and invasive species control plans for the 600 acres of forest on the grounds of Culver Academy and Wood Craft Camp, a premier boarding school and original Boy Scouts camp located in Culver Indiana.
Conducted an inventory for verification of forest carbon offset projects, on two large properties totaling approximately 15,000 acres in southwest Virginia, under California Air Resources Board protocol.