Joel R. Carlson, ACF

Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC works with a range of client organizations including federal, local, and state agencies; non-profit groups; and private property owners.  We work collaboratively with our clients to address their ecological and resource management goals and objectives in terms of both planning and implementation.  Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC offers a range of services.  We develop land management and implementation plans.  We also manage and conduct the application of treatments for a wide range of resource management goals.  We have experience establishing monitoring methods and conducting inventory and monitoring to evaluate objectives.  We provide assistance in permit application and administration for projects as well as coordinating and instructing trainings and workshops.

A native of Southeastern Massachusetts Mr. Carlson completed a Bachelors of Science in the field of Forestry with a Wildlife Biology minor at the UMASS, Amherst and attended the graduate program of Forestry at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to entering college he served 4 years of active duty in the US Marine Corp, following which he served an additional 17 years with the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

During Mr. Carlson’s more 20 years of experience in ecological management, forestry, and fire management he has worked for multiple organizations including: Massachusetts Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Forest Fire Control & Forestry (Chief of Forest Fire Control/Deputy Bureau Chief of Forestry), Nantucket Conservation Foundation (Prescribed Fire Manager), The Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (Fire Manager), University of New Hampshire’s Woodlands and Natural Areas Program (Woodlands & Natural Areas Manager), Harvard Forest (Research Technician), and the Town of Amherst Volunteer Fire Department (Volunteer & Call Firefighter).

Mr. Carlson is also currently engaged in a number of other professional activities including: The Association for Fire Ecology’s Outreach Committee, The Fire Effects Information Systems’ Advisory Committee, and as a faculty member the National Advanced Fire & Resource Institutes Advanced Fire Effects (Rx510) course.

Contact Joel R. Carlson, ACF

Contact Joel R. Carlson, ACF

Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC
Owner and Principal Consultant
29 Moody Drive
Sandwich, Massachusetts  02563
Phone: (508) 274-2234


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  • Massachusetts