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We bring together the expertise of some of Ontario's best Forestry Professionals to offer services that will meet and exceed your expectations.
Forests are complex ecosystems - professional assistance and the right information can help landowners make the best decisions about the care and management of their forests.
Lands & Forests Consulting is called upon every day by Municipalities, Private Landowners and Special Interest Groups to develop a unique woodlot management plan that will assist our clients in accomplishing their wildlife, environmental and other forest management goals.
Timber Marking Services
By taking advantage of the timber marking and marketing services provided by Lands & Forests Consulting, our clients receive the best possible price for their timber and rest assured knowing that their wood lot will be properly logged.
Fire plays a major role in the survival of many vegetation types around the world, The extensive tracts of tallgrass prairie and oak savanna that existed in southern Ontario in pre-European times owed their survival to fire. Today there are only small remnants of tallgrass prairie and savanna remaining in southern and northwestern Ontario, but regular burns are still required to maintain these endangered plant communities. Lands & Forests Consulting has initiated their forestry expertise and professional prescribed burn experience into an integral prescribed burn service. This applies prescribed burn in ecological, silvicultural and wildlife management restoration applications.
Tree Planting Services
Planting trees has many benefits, our staff will inspect your property and make recommendations on tree species and quantity for your planting project. Lands and Forests Consulting is a planting agent for Forests Ontario. Large tree planting subsidy's are available.
A little bit about our team and what they do.
Registered Professional Forester
Jesse has been a valued employee of Lands & Forests Consulting since 2006. Jesse purchased the company in 2015 and now oversees all operations. Jesse personally coordinates the tree marking division of L&FC on private and corporate woodlots, Grey and Bruce County forests and Conservation Authority properties. Jesse is also responsible for private woodlot management, tree marking prescriptions and assessments.
As a Planting Development Agent for the Forests Ontario 50 Million Tree Program, Jesse supervises tree planting and spraying crews. Jesse has personally planted over 250, 000 trees and overseen the planting of over a million more.
As a Managed Forest Plan Approver, Jesse develops personalized forest management plans for many private landowners taking part in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). He takes part in the prescribed burns completed by L&FC across southern Ontario as an SP-100 trained wildland fire fighter.
Adam has been with Lands & Forests Consulting from the start. His father, Dave Taylor founded the company in 1997. In the early days of L&FC, when the company performed small scale White Pine plantation thinning, Adam was on the cutting crew. Adam tallied for his father and the tree marking crew and is now an Ontario Certified Tree Marker.
He got his S-100 certification and spent 3 years fighting forest fires in Northern Ontario for the MNR. The skills Adam obtained fighting wildfires made him a perfect fit for the L&FC prescribed burn team, a position that is still near and dear to his heart. He is also a volunteer firefighter for Chesley Fire Department.
Seasonally he take on the duties of aggregate inspections, Emerald Ash Borer technician, tree planter while maintaining L&FC’s equipment are just a few of the jobs Adam does annually. He is truly Jesses's right hand man.
Education & Certifications
Honors Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Lakehead University
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University
Ontario Registered Professional Forester
Ontario Certified Tree Marker
Managed Forest Plan Approver (MFTIP)
Ontario Forestry Exterminator
Ontario Certified Chainsaw Operator
Jason is a prescribed burn planner, burn boss, and prescribed burn consultant for Lands & Forests Consulting. He has been actively participating in prescribed burn operations all across Ontario since 1997, and has been in charge of managing both low and high complexity burns since 2010. Jason has 9 years experience as a wildland firefighter/supervisor with the MNRF where he attained the Initial Attack Incident Commander Type 3 classification (formally referred to as Fire Boss 3). In 2004 he graduated from the Firefighting Tactics and Emergency Procedures program at Georgian College and has been part of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services organization since 2007. His most recent promotion was that of Acting Captain. Jason has combined his fire experiences and developed a Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting Strategies and Tactics program for the Barrie Fire department and is designated as the lead instructor for that program as well as for the Ice/Water Rescue program.
Cole worked with us as a Co-Op student from Sacred Heart High School Walkerton in the spring of 2018. He has now joined our team full time doing tree marking, trail maintenance, website design and drone aerial photography. He also has his own business called Drone It offering aerial photography and drone sales. Cole is the office "donut connoisseur".
Pat celebrated her 20th anniversary with Lands and Forests Consulting in 2018. The unsung hero of the office, Pat handles all administrative affairs, including customer relations, the private woodlot catalog, tree planting site plan submissions and MFTIP applications. Three offices, thousands of acres marked, hundreds of prescribed burns and over a million trees planted… Pat has seen it all.
Debbie came to Lands and Forests in the summer of 2016 when our beloved Charlotte retired. Debbie is our Bookkeeper and provides clerical and administrative support for Emerald Ash Borer Injections, Prescribed Burns, Aggregate Compliance Reports and the 50 Million Tree Planting program with Forests Ontario. She is affectionately known around the office as Mama D.