Thomas Gaman

Who We Are

East-West Forestry Associates is an environmental consulting firm dedicated to sustaining and restoring the vitality and diversity of forests and watersheds in California and communities around the globe. We do this by conducting thorough yet efficient field assessments, incorporating the best methodologies, thoughtful analyses, accurate statistics, and in-depth reporting of findings.  Our approach integrates the most powerful tools available today for conservation professionals, land owners and natural resource managers. 

What We Do

Forest Project Development for Climate Action -- We are developing forest carbon projects using the California Climate Action Reserve and Air Resources Board forest protocols

  • Database and Software Development/Programming and Web Development 
  • Natural Resources Inventory and Applied Research 
  • Satellite image and Air Photo Interpretation and vegetation type map development
  • Geographic Information Systems and GIS/GPS Mapping
  • Travel  and Ecotourism--join our Forest Travel Club! Future trips include Australia, New Zealand and China
  • Education, Training and Outreach

Typical Applications 

  • Fire Hazard Assessment and Mitigation 
  • Urban and Community Forestry 
  • Sustainable Oak Woodland, Watershed and Forest Management Planning 
  • Carbon Project Development and Conservation Easements 
  • FIA and CSE (USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis and Common Stand Exam) 
  • Specialized FIA Data Analyses 
  • Wildlife Habitat Suitability Analyses      Forest Type Mapping   Landscape Planning and Adaptive Forest Management
  • Programming in Visual Basic in development of specialized natural resource applications
  • Naturalist Services
  • Surveys
  • WebSite development

Our History and Approach to Business

EWFA was established in 1983 to consolidate the various skills and expertise of a core group of ecologically-minded natural resource professionals.  We have a large network of expert consultants.  By keeping our overhead low, we can offer competitive rates for exceptionally high quality and  comprehensive land management services.


Contact Thomas Gaman

East-West Forestry Associates, Inc.
PO Box 276
Inverness, California  94937-0276
Phone: (415) 237-0075
Cell Phone: (415) 726-1707


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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