- Call Before You Cut is a multi-state initiative to help landowners manage their woodlands for multiple uses, including, wildlife, recreation, timber and woodland streams. Call Before You Cut
- LEAP- Non-profit organizations, universities, agencies, park districts, and businesses that work together to promote and do wildlife conservation in the Lake Erie and Allegheny watershed https://www.leapbio.org/
- Ohio Chapter of The Wildlife Society-Subsection of The Wildlife Society that provides local support, workshops, and interaction between students and professionals in Ohio. https://wildlife.org/ohio/
- Ohio Division of Wildlife-State agency whose mission is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. https://wildohio.gov/
- Ohio SAF is a local unit of the Society of American Foresters. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. Ohio Society of American Foresters
- Ohio Wildlife Management Association- Association of wildlife professionals, researchers, and academia that promote wildlife conservation in Ohio https://ohiowildlife.org/
- OhioBuys- State of Ohio’s online purchasing solution that empowers both government buyers and interested suppliers. OhioBuys leverages innovative technologies to increase efficiency, opportunities, and participation with businesses in Ohio. Businesses that enroll have easier access to state contracts and the ability to submit bids for those contracts. https://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/General-Services/Procurement-Services/Ohio-Buys
- The Nature Conservancy in Ohio has spent more than six decades protecting and restoring the state’s forest, prairies, wetlands and streams. Their Working Woodlands program provides assistance to private landowners who seek science-based sustainable timber production and access to forest carbon credit markets.
TNC in Ohio
- The Society of American Foresters sets the standard in forest management, bringing science, best practice, and the best people together to actively shape the future of the profession. National Society of American Foresters
- The Wildlife Society-International professional organization that inspires, empowers, and enables wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation https://wildlife.org/
- TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist- Peer-reviewed wildlife biologist certification process for wildlife professionals that bestows the title of Associate Wildlife Biologist® and Certified Wildlife Biologist® https://wildlife.org/learn/professional-development-certification/
- ACF- The Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. ACF members are professional foresters whose primary work is consulting to the public and who meet standards set by the ACF. More here. . .
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- Certified Arborist ® - a individual who certified to meet standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). An arborist is trained/experienced in the art and science of planting, caring for and maintaining individual trees. More here. . International Society of Arboriculture
- Certified Forester: SAF certification is the gold standard for forest management professionals, recognized by the forest industry, government officials, and landowners. A certified forester is a person who is certified by the Society of American Foresters' Certified Forester program. Certified Foresters have earned a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited SAF program, have a minimum of 5 years of qualifying forestry experience and agree to the CF Standards of Professional Practice. More here ...
Standard of Professional Practice
- Forester - a professional engaged in the practice of the art and science of forestry. A forester typically has earned a Baccalaureate Degree in forestry from an accredited university.
- Forestry Technician - an individual who is trained to conduct a variety of forestry tasks. A forestry technician typically has earned an Associates Degree and works under the supervision of a forester.
- Logger - a person who harvests trees, processes them into logs and transports them to sawmills or other processing facilities. The Ohio Forestry Association, Inc (OFA) administers the "Certified Master Logger" program which certifies companies who employ loggers. More here. . . Ohio Master Logger Program
- Professional Forester - see definition of "forester"
- Registered/Licensed Forester: A forester registered and/or licensed by a government agency to practice forestry within its jurisdiction. Ohio has no such requirement at this time.
- The Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF), the only national organization for consulting foresters, was founded in 1948 by and for practicing foresters who work on this great nation's 430 million acres of privately held lands. Membership in the association is limited to professional foresters who serve the general public in all woodland-related interests. The Ohio Chapter of Consulting Foresters' goal is to live and work by the mission set forth by the National ACF. Each ACF forester promotes the use of the best professional, economic, and ethical expertise in the management of the state’s forest resources. Ohio ACF
- Timber Buyer / Timber Consultant - a person responsible for purchasing timber or logs for their company or business. Typically, this person arranges for standing timber to be harvested by logging crews, once they have purchased standing timber.
- Timber Harvester - see definition of logger
- TSP: Technical service providers (TSPs) offer services to agricultural producers such as farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). TSPs help these producers plan, design, and implement conservation practices or develop conservation activity plans to improve agricultural operations. More here ... Technical Service Provider