McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III

McChesney “Ches” Goodall, co-founder of Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group, has managed private forestlands in Virginia for more than twenty years and has been guided by an ecologically based land ethic to provide multiple forest and non-forest benefits.

In addition to his extensive background in timberland management, appraisals and sales, Ches has been coordinator of the Albemarle County Acquisition of Conservation Easements program since 2000.  These overlapping and complementary interests give him a broad view of managing land to meet numerous and disparate objectives. 

He received his Bachelor’s degree in plant ecology from Duke University in 1979 and his Masters degree in forest management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke in 1984.  The greatest influences on his profession and world view come from his father, a dedicated scientist and conservationist, and his family farm in Highland County, which he has explored since childhood. 

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Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
Consulting Forester
8180 Plank Road
Afton, Virginia  22920
Phone: (804) 928-8979


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