Thomas Wyse Forestry provides consulting forestry services for area landowners. The business offers forest management plan writing, timber sale marking, and other forestry services.
I feel fortunate to work as a consulting forester. I enjoy the mix of field and office work, and I get the chance to interact with landowners, loggers and other forestry professionals.
I grew up in Decorah, Iowa, and I enjoyed being in the woods. After earning a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Natural Resources from Ohio State University, I started working as a professional forester in 2004 with the Washington DNR. I was a field forester, and my primary job was to establish timber sales for the state.
The Midwest called me home in 2008, and I worked for the Living Forest Cooperative in Ashland, Wisconsin. My wife and I moved to Viroqua in 2012, and I took a job with the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative where I continued to write management plans and mark, advertise, and oversee timber sales for private landowners.
When the Kickapoo Woods Coop dissolved in 2019, Andrea and I started a consulting forestry business. I continue to write plans, perform timber sale work, and help landowners understand and enjoy their woods.
I am a professional member of the Forest Stewards Guild.
Outside of work, I enjoy hand tool woodworking, small boats, making art, and training and hunting with our Cesky Fousek (a wirehaired hunting dog), Anja.