About Cascade Forest Management

Ed Orcutt, Owner

Ed Orcutt, Owner

I founded Cascade Forest Management in 2009 after 19 years of employment with another consulting forestry company. Low log prices and lack of forestry activity by many small landowners left little opportunity for work with my previous employer. I knew the only way to eke out a living as a forester was to start my own company so, I started Cascade Forest Management in July 2009.

The company is located in Kalama, WA but serves landowners in several counties in Washington.

I chose the name "Cascade Forest Management" to indicate that I am avaialable to serve landowners in a large geographic area - not just here in my home county.

Qualifications

Education

1987 B.S.: Forest Management - University of Idaho
1984 A.S.: Forest Management - University of Maine
1981 Cert of Completion: Forestry - Foster Voc Center @ Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME.
1981 Diploma - Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME

Continuing Education

2000 Consulting Forestry -- A.C.F @ Charlottesville, VA
1993 PFIT Forestland Appraisal @ Reno, NV
1992 S.I.P. Timber Management Plans @ UW Pack Forest
1991 PFIT Forestland Appraisal @ USM, Gorham, ME
1990 Super A.C.E. @ Atterbury Consultants, Beaverton, OR

Work Experience

2009-pres Cascade Forest Management -- forester; owner
1990-2009 Niemi Forestry -- forester (Kelso, WA)
1989-1990 Northwest Management -- cruiser (Moscow, ID)
1986-1989 Idaho Dep't of Lands - smoke chaser, cruiser (Deary, ID)
1985-1985 Idaho Dep't of Lands - fire crew (St. Maries, ID)
1984-1987 Idaho Experimental Forest - worker (Moscow, ID)
1979-1986 F.L. Orcutt & Sons - all-around logger (N.V, ME)

Professional Memberships

2003-pres Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF)
1993-pres Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA)
1983-2009 Society of American Foresters (SAF)