Harold West, RF
John Colberg, RF PWS
We are professional registered foresters with over 60 combined years of experience in all aspects of forest management, including timber sales preparation and management, timber marking, stand inspection for insect and disease pests, and multiple use management for wildlife, recreation, aesthetics, and other uses.
We specialize in forest water quality management, with over 50 years combined experience in this area of forestry. Forestry Water Quality involves the implementation of forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs), which protect the soil and waterways from erosion and sedimentation coming from forestry activities. We also have considerable experience in dealing with the US Army Corps of Engineers and US EPA in Clean Water Act issues that affect forestry. The US Clean Water Act stipulates exemptions for forest management (Silvicultural Exemption) and other land uses, provided that certain Best Management Practices are properly implemented where forestry activities occur in and near Waters of the United States. We have extensive knowledge and experience in Water Quality Complaint Resolution and in working with State and Federal Regulatory Agencies to resolve complaints. We have been leaders in the Forestry Water Quality Community having retired from top-level positions with the State Forestry Commission.