Jim Wood_photoJim Wood, North Country Environmental and Forestry

Jim is a forester, wildlife habitat specialist, and natural resource consultant who has been working in northeastern Vermont for over 20 years. His business, North Country Environmental and Forestry, manages forestland for over 300 private landowner clients, developing forest management plans, laying out and administering timber sales, and managing logging contracts and marketing timber resources. Jim is also quite knowledgeable about the issues and opportunities facing large parcels through his work as the forestland manager for an 86,000 acre ownership in Northeastern Vermont owned by Essex Timber Company, LLC from July 1999 – October 2008. This parcel was the largest parcel in Vermont to be FSC-certified, was one of the first to successful become certified, and is protected by a Vermont Land Trust easement.