The Practice of Consulting Forestry

The Practice of Consulting Forestry (PCF) Course is designed for any practicing consultant and is required for ACF Candidate Members. Owners, managers and employees will benefit from new skills in managing and running a successful consulting business. This is a unique course designed for consultants by consultants. All foresters are invited to register and attend!

The PCF Course is held every year in conjunction with the annual ACF National Conference and every other year in conjunction with the ACF Regional Conference.

Course Topics:

  • Business Structure & Planning
  • On the Job Tools: Checklists
  • Ethics in Consulting Forestry Management
  • Contracts & Legal Considerations
  • Dealing with Easements
  • Marketing Your Business


Upcoming Dates Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
*This course will be held in conjunction with the 2024 ACF National Conference
Location Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


Registration will open in February 2024, stay tuned for additional details!

Every year the Practicing Foresters Institute offers a $300 scholarship to the first 25 qualified registrants for the Practice of Consulting Forestry course. Visit for more information.


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