Eric Farm
Eric Farm Coastal Operations Manager Key Strengths/Jobs at Barnes & Associates: Eric leads the Barnes & Associates Coos Bay office that includes a staff of experienced natural resource professionals. This office manages properties under long term contracts with institutional investment clients as well as small woodland owners to help them meet their forest management objectives. In addition to managing the Coos Bay operations, Eric also works directly on harvesting, infrastructure, log sales/marketing and right-of-way issues. Education Background:
  • BS in Forest Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Certifications:
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Oregon
Specialized Training:
  • BLM O&C Reciprocal Right-of-Way Training
  • Slope Stabilization & Landslide Prevention
  • Gravel Road Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • The Basics of Accurate Forest Land Appraisals
  • Applied Forest Finance
Description of Work Experience: Eric has over 13 years of experience in the timber industry. He has worked for both a small private timber company and a large timberland investment company. Eric’s early experience was in the harvesting and infrastructure side of forestry and has grown to include direct log sales/marketing, contracting, endangered species and right-of-way agreements. Eric also has experience supervising silviculture and inventory/cruising professionals. Prior to starting his career in forestry, Eric served for 4 years in the US Army as a combat engineer officer stationed in Germany, Bosnia and Kosovo. Professional Associations and Civic Involvement:
  • Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Board of Commissioners, Vice President
  • Oregon Board of Forestry’s SW Oregon Regional Forest Practices Advisory Committee
  • Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Member and Past President
  • Douglas Timber Operators, Board of Directors
  • Coos County STEP Commission
  • Bay Area Hospital Finance and Budget Committee
  • The Hagenstein Lectures, Panelist
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Oregon Small Woodlands Association
  • Council on Forest Engineering
  • Association of Consulting Foresters

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