Society of American Foresters and Association of Consulting Foresters Launch Second Edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry 

March 19, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Through continual collaborative efforts to promote consulting forestry and the forestry profession, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) announce the release of the co-published second edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry

Managing editor Richard G. “Carbo” Carbonetti, ACF, CF, gathered an extraordinary team of consulting foresters from around the country to create an informative resource that addresses the challenges and dynamics that professionals face today. 

This second edition includes emerging technologies, working with landowners of diverse backgrounds, and business management for a variety of differently sized and structured consulting firms. 

“Like the systems we manage, our thinking and relationships have to evolve,” said SAF CEO Terry Baker. “Co-creating the second edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry ensures that this resource will represent what it means to be a consultant facing today’s challenges with strong business acumen and the best available technology.”

“Opportunities and challenges for our nation’s forests and those who own them continue to emerge, requiring the profession of consulting forestry to constantly advance to meet client needs,” said ACF Executive Director Shannon McCabe. “This collaborative effort to publish the second edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry underscores the power of partnership by utilizing expertise from members of both organizations to produce a robust resource for both veteran and prospective consulting foresters.”

Introduction to Consulting Forestry: Second Edition is available for purchase from the SAF online store


About Society of American Foresters: The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing over 9,000 forestry and related natural resources professionals across the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, SAF promotes science-based, sustainable management and stewardship of the nation’s public and private forests. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, SAF members include professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students. 

About Association of Consulting Foresters:
  Founded in 1948, the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. (ACF) represents independent professionals who manage forests and market forest products for private woodland owners. ACF members must meet adhere to a comprehensive Code of Ethics as well as meet stringent educational, experience and professional reference requirements, making the ACF designation a badge that represents expertise, ethical behavior and loyalty to landowners and their land.  In keeping with its mission to advance the practice of professional consulting forestry, ACF offers professional development and networking opportunities, publications, access to insurance programs, and advocacy.