Sherman R. Smallupdated: July 2011
Sherman R. Small, LPF is the Treasurer and district manager for New England Forestry Consultants, Inc. He works out of his Bethel, ME office and works closely with Donald Feeney in the western and central Maine regions. His prior experience at P. H. Chadbourne & Co. and Chadbourne Tree Farms included a focus on operating a Geographic Information System (GIS), obtaining data through GPS and other sources. He also was responsible for the supervision of contract logging crews, overseeing cutting operations, and purchasing white pine logs. Sherm is currently monitoring conservation easements on over 762,000 acres of forest land.


1976 – 1980 University of Maine Orono, MaineBS Forestry Graduated “With Distinction”

Professional experience
August 2001 – Present New England Forestry Consultants, Inc. Consulting Forester
  • Primary emphasis on monitoring conservation easement on over 762,000 acres of forest land. Monitoring duties include developing a Geographic Information System for the easement holder, locating exclusions from easement by GPS, monitoring and documenting landowner compliance with the easement.
  • Other consulting work has included timber cruising, writing forest management plans, boundary maintenance, and marking for timber harvests.

    May 2000 - July 2001 Chadbourne Tree Farms Bethel, MaineForester
  • Responsible for operation of Geographic Information System, supervision of contract logging crews, marketing of logs and boltwood, and evaluating land being considered for purchase.
  • GIS duties include obtaining data through GPS and other sources, organizing and evaluating information. Familiar with Trimbleâ GPS units and Pathfinder Office software, and ArcViewâ software
  • Marketing responsibilities include locating markets for products harvested, negotiating prices, and scheduling deliveries.

    August 1983 – May 2000 P.H. Chadbourne & Co. Bethel, MaineForester
  • Duties varied over time, but have included operation of GIS, supervision of contract logging crews, marketing of forest products, purchasing White Pine sawlogs for company sawmill, and cruising timber.
  • I have had daily supervision of up to 7 contract logging crews. Responsible for locating sites to be harvested, laying out road and harvest areas, and overseeing cutting operations with an emphasis on intensive management of White Pine.
  • Log buying duties included contacting suppliers, explaining log grades, and check scaling in millyard. Have purchased from 5 to 18 million board feet annually. Also managed and maintained voice activated computerized log scaling system.
  • Have been in charge of cruising over 4,000 acres of land being considered for purchase or sale. Also involved in the sale of over 6,000 acres of woodland.
Professional Licenses
Maine Licensed Professional Forester # 655Maine Licensed Wood Scaler # 8820Maine Certified Logging Professional

Contact Sherman R. Small

New England Forestry Consultants
P.O. Box 621
Bethel, Maine  04217
Phone: 207 824-6122
Cell Phone: 207-381-0027


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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