Long View's foresters work with individuals, families, and organizations to develop and implement long term plans to care for and improve their forestland. In tackling management challenges, our specialty is finding creative approaches that help clients achieve the near universal, but elusive, goal of "leaving the land better than we found it."
Forest Management Plan Preparation Our philosophy is that a management plan should be an active and working document. Plans typically include a description of forest resources, a schedule of activities and meet the requirements of common certification programs, including Vermont Use Value Appraisal, New Hampshire Current Use, Natural Resource Conservation Service, American Tree Farm and others.
Forest Inventory, Mapping and Assessment While these fundamentals are included in a forest management plan, some landowners forgo a complete plan but would like information and reporting on specific forest resources. Other clients already have a plan but would like additional assessment based on specific interests or questions about their land.
Project Planning, Layout and Administration We specialize in comprehensive multi-faceted projects that bring our philosophy of active, continuous management into action. We work with Long View's in-house crews as well as outside contractors on projects ranging from roads, trails and clearings to invasive plant treatments and young forest thinning to commercial timber harvesting.
Property Boundary Maintenance A systematic and periodic maintenance of boundaries is essential to effective management. We recommend clients follow a 10-year maintenance schedule in order to keep boundary evidence fresh and easily visible.
FOREST MANAGEMENT LEAD STAFF
Alex Barrett - Division Manager VT, NH & MA Licensed Forester & Shareholder Alex joined Long View in 2014 and leads our Forest Management Division. Before coming to Long View, he taught Spanish at the Northwood School in upstate New York and managed forests in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont for the Yale School of Forestry. When he is not working directly with our clients and their lands, he is coordinating the work of our Forestry and Woodlands Services staff, who in addition to consulting, do invasive plant control, precommercial thinning, tree planting, pruning and trail building. For help with your next project, contact: ABarrett@longviewforest.com (802) 359-4505
Dan Healey - VT LicensedForester & Shareholder Dan has 20 years of experience doing careful logging, tree care, consulting, and invasive plant management in and around Windham County, VT. Dan has been working full time as a consulting forester the past 8 years and is licensed in Vermont. With so much hands-on experience, Dan’s specialty is planning and implementing complex, multi-step forestry projects that often involve many different techniques, types of equipment, and contractors. His wise, calm approach lends itself to big, challenging projects. DHealey@longviewforest.com (802) 359-4547
Hale Morrell - VT LicensedForester and GIS Specialist Hale has been a forester at Long View for 3 years, is licensed in Vermont, is an NRCS TSP, and leads our GIS Mapping efforts. Before joining Long View, Hale taught forestry at College of the Atlantic and worked with land trusts and Acadia National Park in Maine. Besides her focus on mapping and consulting, Hale is an expert birder and specializes in ecological assessments. HMorrell@longviewforest.com (802) 359-4558
Katie Creller - VT and NH LicensedForester Katie joined the Long View team in 2023 and is licensed in Vermont and New Hampshire. Katie has spent the previous four years working as a staff forester with LandVest and a Forest Technician with NEFCo. She grew up in upstate New York and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Ecological Forest Management from Paul Smith's College. KCreller@longviewforest.com (802) 359-4546