The term “restoration forestry” is thrown around quite a bit these days. While it’s used broadly, there doesn’t seem to be any quintessential definition for it, let alone a “map” of all it encompasses – skills needed, best practices, stackable credentials, available training programs (in Montana), etc.
Forest Business Network and The Beck Group were fortunate to get a contract with Eureka Rural Development Partners in Eureka, Montana to help them in clarifying this term via an in-depth report, which ultimately gave us a sharper focus on the issue as well. The report building process involved interviews with industry folks and academia to come up with our definition on restoration forestry and what it entails for the industry.
I believe you’ll find our report an interesting and informative read. Click here to view it now. (PDF)