Rick Barnes
Rick Barnes President Key Strengths/Jobs at Barnes & Associates: Rick is the owner of Barnes & Associates and serves as senior manager for projects undertaken by the company. He works to secure the resources needed for each project and monitors staff performance to assure the needs of the client are being met. Rick works hard to hire high quality staff who believe quality is essential and hard work is a given. He strives to maintain a staff with the wide range of skills and expertise needed to manage complex and diverse natural resource projects. Education Background:
  • Masters in Business Administration from Southern Oregon State College
  • Bachelors in Forest Management from Oregon State University
Certifications:
  • Certified Forester by Society of American Foresters
Specialized Training:
  • Continuing education to meet the requirements for Certified Forester and Association of Consulting Foresters.
  • Participated on multi-disciplinary forest certification teams to certify under the guidelines of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
  • Annual fire safety training for Associated Oregon Loggers.
  • BLM O&C Reciprocal Right-of-Way Training.
Description of Work Experience: Rick has been a practicing forester since 1978 and involved in upper level management since 1983. In 1992, Rick ventured out into business for himself. With Rick's management, the business has grown and evolved from a one-person operation into Barnes & Associates as it is today. He continually looks for opportunities to improve and diversify the services offered by Barnes & Associates. Professional Associations and Civic Involvement:
  • Association of Consulting Foresters, Current National Executive Committee Treasurer, Current Oregon Chapter President
  • Society of American Foresters, Current Member and Past Council Representative, State Chair and Chapter Chair
  • Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Current President
  • Douglas Forest Protective Agency, Board Member and Past President
  • Douglas County Planning Commission
  • Oregon Tree Farm System, Qualified Inspector and Tree Farmer of the Year Selection Committee
  • 2013 Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year, 2014 Western Regional Tree Farmer of the Year

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