Bluegrass Consulting Forestry
Specialists in Timber Management and Environmental Forestry

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My Credentials and Experience

 

 

I believe that any time you consider hiring someone to represent you,
you want to know their credentials.  Please consider mine:

  • B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech. In addition to being a professional forester, I am a graduate wildlife biologist.
  • Over 30 years of forestry experience with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The last 21 years were spent as Chief of Forest Management in the state office in Frankfort. This position included development and management of the state's landowner forest management assistance program, including Forest Stewardship. At any one time in this position, I indirectly supervised and evaluated the work of as many as 45 professional foresters. Also interviewed and made recommendation for hiring most of the professional foresters hired by the Division during that period.
  • For 15 years in the state office, managed the Division of Forestry's State Forest program until that was made into a separate position. Part of the duties of this position was responsibility for all timber sales on over 30,000 acres of forestland owned by the Division of Forestry.
  • Advisor to Merk Farms Hunting (www.merkfarmshunting.com.)   Merk Farms Hunting manages hunting leases for private landowners in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.
  • Co-Author of the Kentucky forestry best management practices (BMPs) for water quality. Now incorporated into Kentucky law, these are required to be followed during all woodland activities. The Manual and the Field Guide may be viewed on the Web by going to:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/PUBS/for/for67/for67.htm
and
http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/PUBS/for/for69/for69.htm

  • Retired member of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters (KACF). Treasurer of the Kentucky Chapter, 2006-2013.
  • Chairman, the Kentucky Tree Farm Committee, 2010-2011, Vice Chairman, 2009, and Co-Chairman, 1988 to 2000. Chairman of the 1999 National Tree Farm Convention which was hosted in Louisville.
  • Chairman, Southern Forest Management Chiefs, 1985 and 1998.
  • Speaker and panelist for the Kentucky Governor's Conference on the Environment, 1994, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1980.
  • Honored at the Kentucky Governor's Mansion as one of the Outstanding Employees in the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, 1992.
  • Developed the Kentucky Forest Stewardship Program which was honored as the Outstanding Forest Stewardship Program in the United States by the National Woodland Owners Association, 1993.
  • Served on the staff of the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Authority, 1994-1999. The Forestry Water Quality Plan portion of this, co-written by me, may be viewed on the web at: http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/PUBS/for/for96/for96.htm
  • Member of the Derby City Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).

 

 

 

 

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Bluegrass Consulting Forestry
3123 Bluegrass Drive
Shelbyville, Kentucky  40065
Phone: 502-633-7399
Cell Phone: 502-552-8176
Email:
caryperkins@bellsouth.net

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