Two of our team members will be attending the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) National Conference in Lake Tahoe from May 20th through the 23rd. The Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada. The conference includes four pre-conference classes, technical sessions, and a keynote address bridging forestry, hydrology, and policy.
MB&G President and State Certified General Real Property Appraiser Roger Lord, ACF, will attend along with Forester Mike Delegan, ACF. BothRoger and Mike are designated Consulting Forester members with the ACF. Roger heads MB&G’s Appraisal Services Group, while Mike is based in our Medford Office and works primarily on Southern Oregon timberland properties.
The conference starts with pre-event Practice of Consulting Forestry Class on Friday, May 19th. The full-day course focuses on skills needed to manage and run a successful consulting business and is required for ACF Candidates for Member. Technical sessions and networking events throughout the conference are designed for independent professionals who manage forests and market forest products for private woodland owners.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Corrao, ACF, a Hydrologist with Northwest Management Inc., who will speak on “Working Across a Watershed: Bridging Hydrology, Forestry and Policy.” The conference wraps up with an “Old West” tour of Virginia City on Wednesday, May 24th.
MB&G will have a booth at the event to promote our services that lend support to consulting foresters including our environmental and geospatial disciplines. We will also be demonstrating our MB&G MobileMap Cruise application designed for foresters in the field.
About ACF – The ACF began in 1948 when Alex Setser of Tennessee formed a professional organization to acquaint forestry consultants with their colleagues, disseminate new techniques as they evolved, and protect the field from “charlatans” by setting uniform standards specially designed for consulting work. The group is still organized around ethical standards and holding to the Code of Ethics is a requirement for membership. The mission of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America is to advance the practice of professional consulting forestry. Their core values are professional and ethical excellence, belief in a strong free enterprise system, and commitment to science-based stewardship of natural resources. ACF members are revered as premier forest consultants, and called upon by landowners across the country to advance their individual goals for their wooded acres. http://www.acf-foresters.org/acfweb