At Smarter Forestry our mission is to provide landowners and timber managers with better information that will enable them to make Smarter decisions. We work with Timberland Management Organizations (TIMOs), REITs, government agencies, and private landowners. While no two of these groups have the same objectives for their forest land ownership, they share a need for accurate quantitative information on what they own as well as quantification of the short and long term responses of alternative management strategies for their stands. With that information they can make an informed decision. That is practicing Smarter Forestry.
Barry D. Shiver
Smarter Forestry was formed by Barry Shiver who combines academic and operational expertise in forest management. He was a long-time faculty member at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia (UGA), and retired as Professor Emeritus of Forest Management. He developed the graduate and undergraduate inventory course taught at Warnell and co-authored the textbook (Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory) used at collegiate forestry schools across the country. Barry was the Director of the Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC) at UGA. He became an expert at silvicultural treatments for southern pines and developed growth and yield models that incorporated treatment responses. He taught silviculture and developed a graduate course in Intensive Forest Management that is still taught and considered relevant. Barry left the university almost a decade ago to work in operational forestry and became the driving force behind ForesTech International where he served as the CEO. He is now applying his expertise in these multiple disciplines for the benefit of clients of Smarter Forestry.
Corey Green has an M.S. in Forestry from the University of Georgia where his thesis topic dealt with density effects of intensively managed southern pine plantations. He also brings a quantitative skill set (Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Georgia), to Smarter Forestry. Corey has operational experience validating incoming inventory data from large scale inventories along with database management skills. In addition to handling inventory data from contractors, Corey has field experience collecting forest inventory data. Originally from the Athens, GA, area, Corey is an active outdoorsman who enjoys trout fishing.
Lindsey has been a part of the Smarter Forestry team since its inception. She brings a decade of experience working in the forestry field, but not actually in the field. Lindsey’s skills are in the administrative area with specialties in office management, event planning, marketing and client management. She has experience with computers and web design. Lindsey has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.