Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Munn, Ian A.

Committee Member

Grebner, Donald L.

Committee Member

Henderson, James E.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Forest Resources


Department of Forestry


Detailed information about the services and associated fees provided by consulting foresters informs forestland owners about the range of management practices available to them and their related costs. This information also allows consulting foresters to compare their fees and services with others. Mississippi’s consulting foresters completed a survey used to determine what management services they provided to landowners and the related fees for those services in 2012 - 2013. The survey addressed a comprehensive array of management services, aggregated by topic such as forest management, timber sale administration, timber cruising, and other management activities. Summary statistics determine the range of services Mississippi consultants provide and the associated fees. Further analysis determined if consultant characteristics such as years of experience and membership in professional organizations such as the Society of American Foresters and the Association of Consulting Foresters were associated with differences in services offered and fees charged.