Our Team: Who We Are And What We Do...
We bring together the expertise of some of Ontario's best Forestry Professionals to offer services that will meet and exceed your expectations.
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 Lands & Forests 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.
Jesse has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Lakehead University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University. As a Registered Professional Forester and 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.
Forestry & Aggregate Consultant
Adam has been with Lands & Forests Consulting from the start. His father, Dave Taylor founded the company in 1997. In the early days of Lands & Forests, 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.
Adam received 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 Lands & Forests prescribed burn team, a position that is still near and dear to his heart. He is also a volunteer firefighter for the Chesley Fire Department.
Seasonally he take on the duties of aggregate inspections, Emerald Ash Borer inoculations, tree planting, all while maintaining Lands & Forests equipment. Adam is truly Jesse's right hand man and a valued member of our Lands & Forests Family.
Forestry Technician / Prescribed Burn Specialist
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 Jason 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.
Pat has been with Lands & Forests Consulting for over 20 years.
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.
Debbie came to Lands & Forests Consulting in the summer of 2016.
Debbie is our Bookkeeper and provides clerical/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".