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Mississippi West Virginia
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  Alabama

Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources  

Montgomery, AL                    334-242-3902          dburdette@dcnr.state.al.us

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services

Managing AL state forests

 

Alabama A&M University 

Normal, AL                 256-372-4217            rfraser@aamu.edu

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training

 

Alabama Forestry Commission  

Montgomery, AL                    334-240-9320          townesg@forestry.state.al.us

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services

Assisting landowners with forest management.

 

Alabama Land Trust

Piedmont, AL                    256-447-1006

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest conservation, Land trust, Forest management services

Providing forest conservation and management services to private landowners.

 

Auburn Univ. Dept. of Forestry/Wildlife

Auburn University, AL                       334-844-1037           dubois@forestry.auburn.edu

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training, Forest management services

 

Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Epes, AL                       205/652-9676           ameuu@yahoo.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Land trust, Forest management services

Landowner education and support, demonstration sites for farming and forestry, and land trust.activities. Serving minority and limited-resource landowners in Alabama.

Florida

Forest Management Trust 

Gainesville, FL              352-846-2240          josh@foresttrust.org

Activities:

Market development, Forestry training

Outreach to foresters and forestry schools

 

Tall Timbers Research Station    

Tallahassee, FL             850-893-4153         sjackson@ttrs.org, rmasters@ttrs.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training, Forest conservation, Land trust, Forestry research

Meeting the ecological forestry research needs of the Red Hills region between Tallahassee, FL and Thomasville, GA.

 

University of Florida- Forest Resources     

Milton, FL                    850-983-5216 ext. 107         sjose@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

Activities:

Forestry training

Expertise in forest restoration, mostly focused on longleaf pine ecosystem restoration on private and public lands

 

Georgia

Georgia Land Trust   

Athens, GA                 706-892-9686 

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest conservation, Land trust, Forest management services

Providing forest conservation and management services to private landowners.

 

Jones Ecological Research Center       

Newton, GA                229-734-4706          rmitchel@jonesctr.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training, Forest management services, Forestry research

Researching ecology and management of the longleaf pine ecosystem, aquatic ecology, and water resources

 

Louisiana

The Nature Conservancy   

Covington, LA                                    latimore_smith@tnc.org

Activities:

Forest conservation, Forest management services

 

The Nature Conservancy   

Lake Charles, LA                      337-436-2650           rjacob@tnc.org

Activities:

Forest conservation, Forest management services

Forester working in the West Gulf Coastal Plain region. Projects iclude forest conservation, restoration, and management.

 

Mississippi

US Navy- Air Station Meridian Forestry    

Meridian, MS               601-679-2482           jim.copeland@cnet.navy.mil

Activities:

Forest management services

Longleaf management and restoration

 

North Carolina

Better Tree Care Associates        

Cary, NC                      919-906-0465           treeguy@bellsouth.net

Activities:

Forest management services

Consulting arborist

 

Concerned Citizens of Rutherford County

Rutherfordton, NC                 828-247-0067         kudzukid@rfci.net

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Corporate policy, Forest management services

 

Dogwood Alliance     

Asheville, NC               828-251-2525 x18     scot@dogwoodalliance.org

Activities:

Forest policy, Forest conservation, Corporate policy, Community organizing

Working to identify and protect endangered forests in the South. The Paper Campaign works to reduce unsustainable consumption of timber for paper production.

 

Duke Forest, Duke University    

Durham, NC                919-613-8115          rmb7@duke.edu

Activities:

Forestry training, Educational Outreach

Educational and research forest of Duke University. Will host field trips for groups. FSC & SFI certified.

 

Earthaven Forestry Cooperative

Black Mountain, NC               828-664-9019          sswartz@buncombe.main.nc.us

Activities:

Forest management services, Logging/harvesting, Wood processing, Non-timber forest products

Offering tree lot management, selective logging, building design, portable sawmilling, post-and-beam joinery, natural insulations, and earth plasters.

 

Forests & Communities     

Asheville, NC               828-586-3146           dwheeler@jackson.main.nc.us

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Community organizing

Developing sustainable forestry demonstration sites and providing resources for landowners and practitioners. Publish guide to forestry practitioners in the Southern Appalachians. Focus on Southern Appalachian Mountain Bioregion.

 

Holmes Educational State Forest        

Hendersonville, NC                 828.692.0100           keith.aitken@ncmail.net

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training

 

Land Trust for the Little Tennessee       

Franklin, NC                828-524-2711            ltlt_forest@dnet.net

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Land trust, Forest management services

A local land trust that promotes sustainable forestry and working forest conservation easements in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties.

  

Mountain Horticultural Crops Rsrch & Ext

Fletcher, NC                            jackie_greenfield@ncsu.edu

Activities:

Market development, Non-timber forest products

Non-timber forest products research

 

NC Extension Forestry      

Raleigh, NC                 919-515-5574         rick_hamilton@ncsu.edu

Activities:

Forest policy, Landowner outreach

 

NC Forest Stewardship Program

Raleigh, NC                 919-733-2162 ex254      mark.megalos@ncmail.net

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services

Landowner outreach, education, and assistance.

 

NC State University Dept. of Forestry       

Raleigh, NC                 919-515-7789         fred_cubbage@ncsu.edu

Activities:

Forestry training, Forestry research

 

NCSU Forestry Educational Outreach Program  

Raleigh, NC                 919-515-3184         susan_moore@ncsu.edu

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training

 

The Nature Conservancy  

Durham, NC                919-403-8558           fannand@tnc.org

Activities:

Forestry training, Forest conservation, Land trust, Forest management services

Forest conservation and restoration management. Training for forest managers in prescribed burning. Collaborations with state land management agencies and industry.

 

WildLaw Sustainable Forests Program

Asheville, NC               828-277-9008         farmsandforests@mindspring.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development, Forestry training, Community organizing

Working to establish a model forest in AL and working with forest managers, loggers, wood processors, and wood buyers in western NC to organize local production, processing, & market development.

 

South Carolina 

Handley Forestry Services  

Florence, SC                 843-665-7015           handleyfor@aol.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development, Forestry training, Forest management services

Consulting forester, expertise in uneven-aged management of pine

 

Tennessee

Marble Mountain Farms Logging       

Sequatchie, TN                       423-942-5084        marblefarms@att.net

Activities:

Logging/harvesting

 

Save Our Cumberland Mountains       

Lake City, TN              865-426-9455           daria@socm.org

Activities:

Forest policy, Community organizing

Working to establish responsible, comprehensive state forestry legislation in Tennessee. Organizing around issues of social, economic, and environmental justice in rural Tennessee.

 

Sequatchie Valley Institute         

Whitwell, TN              423-949-5922           johnjEF@bledsoe.net

 

Tennessee Conservation Voters 

Nashville, TN               615-259-2003           johnnoel@earthlink.net

Activities:

Forest policy

Legislative campaigns in support of sustainable forestry

 

The Nature Conservancy   

Mountain City, TN                 423-727-1294           ptrianosky@tnc.org

Activities:

 

University of the South- Landscape Analysis Lab      

Sewanee, TN                931-598-1304            jevans@sewanee.edu

Activities:

Forest policy

Assessing socio-economic and ecological impacts of forest management in TN

 

University of Tennessee- Knoxville   

Knoxville, TN                          daveo@utk.edu

Activities:

Forestry training

  

Virginia

Appalachian Sustainable Development        

Abingdon, VA             276-623-1121            elachniet@eva.org        

Activities:

Forest policy, Landowner outreach, Market development, Forestry training, Forest management services, Wood processing

Forest management for landowners, wood processing, & market development. Identifying affordable equipment for low-impact harvesting. Planning logger trainings for Timber Stand Inprovement and Crop Tree Release. Building portable timber bridges.

 

Foresters, Inc    

Blacksburg, VA                        540-951-2094          britt@foresters-inc.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development, Forest management services

Consulting forester and one of the organizers of the Blue Ridge Landowner Co-op.

 

Healing Harvest Forest Foundation         

Copper Hill, VA                       540-651-6355            rutledge@swva.net

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services, Logging/harvesting, Community organizing

Providing training and support to forest practitioners, including training in forest management and timber harvesting with draft animals.

 

Model Forest Policy Program    

Ashland, VA                804-798-0988         bmwatson3@aol.com

Activities:

Forest policy, Community organizing

Developing model state policies to regulate timber harvesting. Special focus on policy campaigns in Tennessee.

 

Next Generation Woods   

Hiwassee, VA               540-639-3077          Harry@nextgenwoods.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development, Forest management services, Logging/harvesting, Wood processing

Wood harvesting and processing, organizing Blue Ridge Landowner Co-op

 

Northland Forest Products         

Troy, VA                      434-589-8213           mattg@northlandforest.com

Activities:

Market development, Wood processing

FSC-certified wood supplier

 

The Nature Conservancy   

Abingdon, VA             276-676-2209           slindeman@tnc.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services

Conservation Forestry Program- managing private forest lands in the Clinch Valley

 

Virginia Forest Watch        

Nickelsville, VA                       276-479-2176            shbrooks@mounet.com

Activities:

Forest policy, Landowner outreach, Forest conservation

Promoting sustainable forestry and monitoring management of public lands.

 

Virginia Tech- Public Ecology Project        

Lynchburg, VA                        434-610-0491           porterdr@vt.edu

Activities:

 

West Virginia

Russ Richardson, Consulting Forester

Weston, WV                304-269-3964           ForestRuss@aol.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services, Non-timber forest products

Consulting forester with expertise in non-timber forest products.

 

Regional Organizations

Appalachian Voices   

Boone, NC                   828-262-1500          forester@appvoices.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development

Landowner outreach and education for sustainable forestry. Demonstration forest in western NC.

 

Forest Stewards Guild- Southeast Region   

Knightdale, NC                       919-266-7718      northstate1@juno.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forestry training, Forest management services, Community organizing

 

ForestWatch   

Sale Creek, TN             423-332-0748          cielosand@mindspring.com

Activities:

Forest policy, Landowner outreach, Forest conservation, Corporate policy, Community organizing

By activating citizen watches, the ForestWatch Program employs a number of components designed to expose the effects from industrial forestry on forests, streams, wildlife habitat, private landowners, local economies and communities.

 

Land Trust Alliance- Southeast Office   

Durham, NC                919-424-4427           croe@lta.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Land trust

Supporting networking with land trusts that promote or practice sustainable forestry.

 

Model Forest Policy Program    

Boone, NC                   804-798-0988           Bmwatson3@aol.com

Activities:

Forest policy

Developing state policies for timber harvesting

 

Southern Appalachian Center for Cooperative Ownership         

Asheville, NC               828-232-0632          joehill@mindspring.com

Activities:

Market development, Community organizing

Assisting with the development of cooperative businesses.

 

Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition      

Asheville, NC               828-252-9223          safcfieldops@aol.com

Activities:

Community organizing

A coalition of organizations working to conserve public lands in the Southern Appalachians.

 

Southern Environmental Law Center 

Chapel Hill, NC                       919-967-1450           

Activities:

Forest policy, Forest protection

 

SouthWings      

Mars Hill, NC               828-689-5530          taylor@southwings.org

Activities:

Providing flights over forests and processing facilities to show first-hand the results of forest management activities. Particular focus on media and policymakers. Available for conferences.

 

WildLaw   

Montgomery, AL                    334-396-4729           wildlaw@aol.com

Activities:

Forest policy and state regulations for timber harvesting.

 

National Organizations

Appalachian Forest Resource Center 

Trimble, OH                866-767-4938           ginger@appalachianforest.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Non-timber forest products

Resources for education and organizing

 

Center for Conservation Incentives   

Raleigh, NC                 919-881-2601          wmcdow@environmentaldefense.org

Activities:

Forest policy

Research and advocacy for incentive-based conservation

 

Community Forestry Resource Center       

Minneapolis, MN                    612-870-3415            kfernholz@iatp.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development

Support for forestry cooperatives

 

Forest Guild        

Santa Fe, NM               505-983-3887           steve@forestguild.org

Activities:

Forestry training, Forest management services

Association of foresters practicing sustainable forest management and other affiliated members.

 

Forest Stewardship Council        

bwilkinson@foreststewardship.org, ndaly@foreststewardship.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development, Forestry training, Community organizing, Corporate policy

Certifying sustainably-managed forests, supporting landowners and practitioners, and providing forest management training opportunities.

 

Pioneer Forest  

Salem, MO                   573-729-4641            clinttrammel@pioneerforest.com

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Forest management services

A sustainably-managed forest in Missouri that demonstrates sustainable forest production and provides services to private landowners.

 

Smartwood         

Tyler, TX                      903-833-5143           loy@smartwood.org

Activities:

Landowner outreach, Market development

Certifying agency for the Forest Stewardship Council

 

The Wilderness Society      

West Charleston, VT               802-895-2882          srp@sover.net

Activities:

Forest policy

Economic analysis of forest policy and regulations. Work in Vermont organizing producers and markets for certified products.