Many of you who own classified forests already receive notices about upcoming “Breakfast with a Forester” events in Northern Indiana. This has been a monthly tradition for many years, providing a casual, open forum to discuss forestry issues and questions. You’ll find district foresters, consulting foresters, industrial foresters, district conservationists, naturalists and others natural resource managers in attendance to field your questions and tell stories. We always meet from 8am to 10am Eastern time on the third Tuesday of the month, and it rotates between 4 locations throughout the year, this month is at the American Table restaurant in Warsaw, Indiana on February 20th (Tuesday). Woodland ownership is not required, anyone is welcome!
We’re the consulting foresters you already know, under a new name. Andrew and I have been working together for many years at Wakeland Forestry Consultants. In 2018, we felt it was time to start our own business so we could pursue new opportunities. New technology and new challenges are changing the way forestry can and will be done in the near future. For instance, in 2018, the first sub-meter accuracy GPS units will be installed in smart phones, making accurate GPS use viable in dense wooded areas. Considering how little forestry has changed in the past, a future of drones, sensors and gps is like another world! We hope to be more nimble and adaptable to these changes, including a more active social media presence so we can better interact and serve our clients moving forward.
Our forests are healthy, but getting more difficult to manage as woodlots get divided into smaller acreages and invasive species take over the understory. This means we have to step up to the challenge to protect the forests like generations of foresters before us. We hope you’ll consider working with us in the future and look forward to your call!