Forest Service Experience

forest-treesEach of the RPFs and foresters, prior to working for SLMC, has 15 to 30 years of experience working with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in timber sale planning and administration on National Forests in Northern California. Our staff has on-the-ground experience on every National Forest in California. All SLMC foresters are familiar with Forest Service standards, requirements, and procedures for sale layout, cruising, marking, preparing and administrating contracts, salvage sales, biomass thinning, fuel breaks, logging systems, road location and silvicultural prescriptions. SLMC has the NATCRS software in its computer system. Frank Borden is a U.S. Forest Service certified silviculturist and certified timber sale inspector.

All SLMC foresters have strong experience in timber sale layout, logging systems, road location, and unit location. We all have skills in aerial photo interpretation, mapping, cruising, and contract preparation and administration. Over the past ten years SLMC has completed several large marking and cruising projects on the Plumas, Lassen, Stanislaus, and Sequoia National Forests as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Our most recent Forest Service experience includes the following projects:

Contract Amount Project Name Type of Contract Date Completed Contact Information
$12,000 Cabin Mark and Cruise Cut Tree Mark & Cruise 9/2003 Naomi Brown, Lassen NF, Hat Creek District, P.O. Box 220, Fall River, CA 96028, 530-336-5521.
$28,000 Greenflat Re-Mark 9/2003 Brenda Barton, Plumas NF, Mt. Hough District, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-0555
$103,000 Lower Slate DFPZ Layout/GPS Cut Units, Cruise Design, Cruise, Enter Data, Mark Timber 9/2002 Bob Lowdermilk, Feather River Ranger District, Plumas NF., P.O. Box 11500, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-534-6500
$25,000 North Coble DFPZ Mark and Cruise 9/2001 Naomi Brown, Lassen NF, Hat Creek District, P.O. Box 220, Fall River, CA 96028, 530-336-5521
$60,000 Bald Mountain Thin Multiproduct Timber Sale Layout/GPS Cut Units, Cruise Design, Cruise, Enter Data, Mark Timber 9/99 Gerry Gott, Feather River RD, Plumas NF, 530-534-6500
$39,000 Red and Hatchet Tree Marking Cut Tree Mark 10/97 Raul Contreras, Tule River RD, Sequoia NF, 209-539-2607
$84,675 Hacksaw Timber Sale Cut Tree Mark & Cruise 7/96 Rich Coakley, Hat Creek RD, Lassen NF, 530-336-5521
$149,173 Pioneer Timber Sale Unit Boundary ID., Cut Tree Mark and Cruise 10/96 Carol McAlpine, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt. Unit, 530-573-2670
$35,000 Crandall Peak Timber Sale Layout Cut Units, Select Logging Systems, Mark
Unit Boundaries, Mark Timber
10/96 Chris Zimney, Miwok RD, Stanislaus NF, 209-586-3234