Why Hire a Forest Resource Consultant?

The challenges of managing a forest resource grow greater every day. There are new state and federal regulations on wetlands annually. Insurance requirements are complex. Tax laws change.
A forest resource consulting manager can provide the expertise you need to manage your forest to your specifications and meet environmental and legal obligations. Selling timber has become a sophisticated business transaction and a consultant with financial as well as forestry experience provides the know-how to maximize your investment.

Forest Land Management

•  Timber marketing and sales
•  Timber cruising and appraisals
•  Forest management plans
•  GIS/GPS Mapping
•  Road and trail design
•  Consultation on wildlife and recreation land management
•  Approved Minnesota Forest Stewardship Plan preparer
•  1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
•  State and County Land Exchanges

Managing the Vegetation Control Cycle

Today's right-of-way manager is faced with the challenge of providing safe, reliable service, satisfying customers, lengthening the vegetation control cycle, reducing liability, accentuating aesthetics, and increasing biodiversity with selective herbicide use. Wellson can develop the
program to meet this challenge.

•  Right-of-way plan development that's integrated with the company's mission and long range
strategic plan
•  Financial and forestry assessments to establish trouble spots and set priorities
•  Integrated stewardship programs to maximize the benefits of herbicidal and mechanical management methods
•  Customer contact easement services
•  Contractor inspection services including contract specification, safety, equipment, and final payout reviews
•  GPS/GIS inventory, pre-plan bidding assistance and cost estimating
•  Application of new and tailored specification categories to increase quality
•  Contractor orientation and training to ensure project efficiency, safety and customer satisfaction
•  Customer complaint resolution services
•  Ongoing support and review of right-of-way programs and procedures

New Construction of Rights-Of-Way

A wide assortment of issues comes into play as soon as a new line is on the drawing board. Wellson group can help you manage all aspects of this complex process. Complete project management, as well as:

•  Right-of-way cost estimates of project dimensions and environmental assessments
•  Landowner contacts and easement assistance
•  Specification development for timber sales, harvesting and wood procurement
•  Mapping and route surveys
•  Pre-construction meeting coordination and project planning with owner and contractor
•  Contract inspection services
•  Right-of-way clean up evaluations to ensure positive future vegetation control

Comprehensive Utility Vegetation Management Programs

•  Initial Program Design provides the blueprint you need to assess costs, time and personnel
to complete a project
•  Project Oversight. Wellson can provide contract inspectors to oversee all aspects of the
vegetation management project while you stay on top of your regular duties

Grounds Maintenance Contracting Services

•  Herbicide weed control
•  Landscape maintenance, including mowing
•  Fence repair
•  Snow removal

Efficiency Through Technology

Today's technology provides assessments and data at the finest detail. Information technology
using modeling and statistics and expanded forestry expertise mean today's vegetation management is becoming more of a science. To help vegetation managers gain greater control, Wellson Group uses:

•  GIS/GPS systems
•  Wellson-Designed Planning and Inventory Software
•  Automated project management systems

With this software and on-site experience, Wellson Group can:

•  Lay out an entire project and specifications
•  Facilitate the bidding process remotely
•  Be accountable to the vegetation control program
While individual projects vary, programs can be developed and executed by Wellson Group, the client,
or a combination of both.



Wellson Group, Inc.
215 NW 1st Ave

Grand Rapids, MN 55744


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