NEFCo Opens 3rd Maine Center
NEFCo is happy to announce the opening of the Conservation Easement Monitoring (CEM) Center located in Bethel, Maine. Sherman Small has joined NEFCo as the center manager and will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of the center.
Sherm brings to the company extensive forestry knowledge and expertise in the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He was a forester for P.H. Chadbourne & Company and Chadbourne Tree Farms for 18 years where he was responsible for the operation of the GIS, logging crews, marketing of logs, and evaluation of lands being considered for purchase.
Born and raised in western Maine, Sherm earned his Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of Maine. He is a Maine Licensed Professional Forester, a Maine Licensed Wood Scaler, and a Maine Certified Logging Professional. He is also a member of the Forestry Advisory Committee for Vocational Region 9 as well as an active member of the Bethel Alliance Church.
Sherm's primary responsibility will be the development and implementation of Baseline data collection and monitoring protocol for the NEFF conservation easement on the Pingree Forest. For all participants of this conservation easement, this is unchartered territory. The
Pingree conservation easement project is one of the largest of its' kind in the world and Sherm will be at "ground zero" developing operating procedures and techniques to insure that it is a successful endeavor.
Not only will Sherm have his hands full with the Pingree project, but he will also be providing the wide range of forestry services landowners have come to expect from NEFCo. He will also be assisting Don Feeney at the Oxford Hill Center as well as taking the lead in training the other NEFCo foresters in the use of GIS.
NEFCo is very excited about the addition of Sherm to the company. He brings with him knowledge that will add to the list of services that we can provide our clients.