Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

B.S. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, YALE UNIVERSITY
M.S. FORESTRY, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in sustainable forest management and planning. He has provided comprehensive forest management services to a diverse set of landowners. Current clients include private family forest owners across northwest Oregon, the Trappist Abbey Monastery, and numerous municipalities. Scott prides himself in being a "dirt forester" who is especially skilled in resolving issues on community owned forests and crafting solutions that meet a diverse set of management objectives.

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Barry Sims

Barry Sims

Barry Sims

B.A. PHILOSOPHY, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
M.S. FORESTRY, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

Barry grew up in Idaho and was inspired to become a forester by the mountains and woods there. He has been a consulting forester for nearly 20 years and currently works with a variety of family and municipal forest landowners. In addition, Barry oversees our work for youth camps, including operating a Cat to conduct thinnings that meet the unique needs of these properties. Barry serves on the board of the Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association, and is a member of the Forest Guild and the Association of Consulting Foresters. He lives in Portland with his wife and two teenage sons.

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Mike Messier

Mike Messier

Mike Messier

B.A. ANTHROPOLOGY, UNC CHAPEL HILL
M.S. FOREST SCIENCE, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Mike has been a forester at Trout Mountain since 2010, working with family forestland owners, municipalities, and non-profits in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Mike is a certified Technical Service Provider (TSP) with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, a major provider in Oregon of cost-share assistance for forest management planning and conservation practice implementation. When not in the woods for work, he can often be found outside with his wife, tending the backyard garden and chickens, hiking in the mountains, or paddling the canoe.

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Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

B.S. FOREST MANAGEMENT,
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Mark is a fourth-generation Oregonian whose work as a forestry consultant has spanned 30 years. Trained at OSU, with an early consulting career in Maine, and a pioneer in Forest Certification, he brings a breadth of experience and perspective to his work with family forest and municipal owners. He specializes in creative solutions to complex multi-resource projects. He also serves as NW Regional Chair of the Forest Guild. When not working in the woods he can be found on forest trails on his mountain bike or backcountry skis. He lives with his wife in Corvallis.

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Matt Fehrenbacher  

Matt Fehrenbacher

 

Matt Fehrenbacher

B.S. FOREST MANAGEMENT,
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

A native of the rural Willamette Valley, Matt Fehrenbacher has spent the last 20 years in the woods of the Pacific Northwest managing private forestlands for a broad range of objectives. As a forest engineer and silviculturist on a large industrial ownership in northwest Oregon he implemented some of the earliest salmon habitat restoration projects crafted under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. During his ten years as Director of Stewardship at Pacific Forest Trust he was instrumental in development and management of the first forest carbon project registered under California’s Climate Action Reserve and also directed all stewardship and forest management activities on over 20,000 acres of easement lands. Since joining Trout Mountain Forestry in 2011, Matt has developed a diverse client base which includes family forests, non-profit conservation organizations and municipalities. Matt works closely with Pacific Forest Trust on management of the vanEck Oregon Forest, a 7,200 acre forest in Lincoln County conserved under a working forest conservation easement.

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Shane Hetzler

Shane Hetzler

 

Shane Hetzler


B.A.'s History and French, Minor in Environmental Studies,
University of the Pacific

M.F. Forest Resource Management,
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Shane is a native Oregonian with over ten years of experience in forestry and conservation. He works out of the Corvallis office and is a certified Technical Service Provider for the Natural Resource Conservation Service as well as a professional member of the Forest Steward's Guild. Shane's forestry career started in Senegal, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. More recently, he was studying and working in New England- first as a graduate student, then as the manager of Yale's forestry extension program, and finally as a consulting forester for a firm that he started in 2013. His interests include furthering connections between people and their woods through sustainable forest management, elevating the dialogue around forestry related issues, and getting outside as much as possible for "non-work" time in the woods.

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