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CHAPTER PROFILE

What do you charge to develop a management plan? On a timber harvest, do
you charge on a percentage basis? (This
led into a discussion on the ethics of
working on a percentage basis.) How
often do you talk to the landowner to
determine when a revision of the plan is
needed? How do you handle road building as part of a plan? How do you handle
wildlife issues? How often do you inspect
a client's timber sale?
A dozen ACF members volunteered to
shepherd the Clemson seniors through
their field work. The students worked on
tracts near their homes so they could do
the field work on weekends. Given the
geographical breakdown of the class,
some ACF members were in areas of the
state where there was no "demand" for
client tracts. Usually, volunteers consider themselves lucky when released
from an assignment. Not so in this case.
Surprisingly, when the notice went out to
the foresters without assigned students,
many were sincerely disappointed. This
project just started a year ago, but next
year more effort will be made to send
at least one student to each volunteer
forester. Besides Henderson and Wetzel,
ACF members who helped this year were
Corbin Crittenden, Trip Chavis, Alvin
Feltman and Steve McMillan.

THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
STUDENT CHAPTER
These development opportunities paid
off when the Clemson students found out
about associate membership for forestry
students. They realized Clemson had the
critical mass and interest among forestry
students for some sort of professional
association. An idea emerged: Why not
an ACF student chapter along the lines
of the SAF chapter?
The idea was broached to SC Chapter
Chair Pat Lee, who passed it around the
chapter and up to the national office.
Chavis was given an assignment to
flesh out the idea. After guest lecturing
to the management plans course, Wetzel
met with the main student organizer to
summarize the chapter's feelings. He
stressed that all members of the proposed student chapter would be expected
to become associate members of ACF,
with responsibilities to become aware of
the ACF constitution, bylaws and vision.
Later, Chavis and Lee made a special trip
to Clemson to further develop bylaws
and to offer encouragement. Chapter
structure might take several forms,
from a stand-alone state chapter to one
closely allied with the state chapter. At
this point, the chapter is being formed.
Without the investment in the students

A Clemson forestry senior in the woods
doing some of the required field work.

over the past few years by the South
Carolina Chapter, no one at Clemson
would have come up with the idea of a
student chapter. Sometimes investments
pay dividends.
Thomas J. Straka is a professor of forestry
at Clemson University in South Carolina.
W. Preston Durham was a forestry senior at
Clemson and is currently a forestry graduate
student at Oregon State University.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Consultant - 2018

From the Executive Director End Notes
From the President ACF: Forestry, Fellowship and Value
Sharing the Stories of the Trees: ACF Distinguished Forester Jim Able
Maple Syrup: A Steigerwaldt Family Tradition
The South Carolina Chapter and Forestry Students
The Association of Consulting Foresters Celebrates 70 Years
Carbon Offsets: A Viable Opportunity for Forest Landowners?
Changes of Biblical Proportions
Forests for Fish In Michigan, Foresters and Anglers are Learning from Each Other
Case Study: Richland Township Woods, North Central Indiana
Invasive Species 101
Evaluating Forest Inventory Technology for Small Landowners
Choosing the Right Accountant or Tax Preparer
The History of Forestry in Ireland
The American Oak Project Midleton Distillery Creates Rare Irish Whiskey to Promote Sustainable Forestry
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
Why not Surround Yourself with the Best?
The Consultant - 2018 - Intro
The Consultant - 2018 - cover1
The Consultant - 2018 - cover2
The Consultant - 2018 - 3
The Consultant - 2018 - 4
The Consultant - 2018 - 5
The Consultant - 2018 - From the Executive Director End Notes
The Consultant - 2018 - From the President ACF: Forestry, Fellowship and Value
The Consultant - 2018 - Sharing the Stories of the Trees: ACF Distinguished Forester Jim Able
The Consultant - 2018 - 9
The Consultant - 2018 - 10
The Consultant - 2018 - 11
The Consultant - 2018 - Maple Syrup: A Steigerwaldt Family Tradition
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The Consultant - 2018 - The South Carolina Chapter and Forestry Students
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The Consultant - 2018 - 19
The Consultant - 2018 - The Association of Consulting Foresters Celebrates 70 Years
The Consultant - 2018 - 21
The Consultant - 2018 - Carbon Offsets: A Viable Opportunity for Forest Landowners?
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The Consultant - 2018 - 25
The Consultant - 2018 - 26
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The Consultant - 2018 - Changes of Biblical Proportions
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The Consultant - 2018 - Forests for Fish In Michigan, Foresters and Anglers are Learning from Each Other
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The Consultant - 2018 - Case Study: Richland Township Woods, North Central Indiana
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The Consultant - 2018 - Invasive Species 101
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The Consultant - 2018 - 42
The Consultant - 2018 - 43
The Consultant - 2018 - Evaluating Forest Inventory Technology for Small Landowners
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The Consultant - 2018 - 46
The Consultant - 2018 - Choosing the Right Accountant or Tax Preparer
The Consultant - 2018 - The History of Forestry in Ireland
The Consultant - 2018 - 49
The Consultant - 2018 - 50
The Consultant - 2018 - 51
The Consultant - 2018 - The American Oak Project Midleton Distillery Creates Rare Irish Whiskey to Promote Sustainable Forestry
The Consultant - 2018 - 53
The Consultant - 2018 - 54
The Consultant - 2018 - 55
The Consultant - 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
The Consultant - 2018 - 57
The Consultant - 2018 - 58
The Consultant - 2018 - 59
The Consultant - 2018 - Index of Advertisers
The Consultant - 2018 - 61
The Consultant - 2018 - Why not Surround Yourself with the Best?
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The Consultant - 2018 - cover4
The Consultant - 2018 - outsert1
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