consulting forest resource consultant

Accepting the Consulting Forester of the Year award on behalf of Forest Resource Consultants are, left to right, Larry Grace, Phil Smith, Brian Stone, David Foil, Jason Little, Jeff Newsome and Richard Humphries.

Forest Resource Consultants, a business with lots of Monroe County ties, has been named the 2019 Consulting Forester of the Year by the national Forest Landowners Association. This prestigious award is presented to a consultant who not only excels at managing forestland but also exhibits leadership for private landowners outside of their business operations.  

“Forest Resource Consultants has partnered with the Forest Landowners Association as a member for 25 years and provided invaluable assistance through collaborating on tax and policy issues that benefit all private landowners,” said Scott Jones, CEO of the Forest Landowners Association.

“We’re honored to receive recognition of our company’s efforts in shaping forest policy,” said David Foil, President of Forest Resource Consultants (FRC). “For almost 50 years, our goal has been to be good stewards of the land and assist our clients in leaving a positive legacy for future generations.” 

FRC is headquartered in Macon. Many of its employees live in or have ties to Monroe County, and the company contracts with many Monroe County businesses to complete its mission.

FRC manages over 2.2 million acres of forestland across the Southeast, utilizing a team of highly-qualified foresters, specialists and support staff committed to helping clients achieve optimal growth and value, while conserving water and soil resources, ensuring environmental quality, and protecting wildlife that depend on the forests in which they live. FRC has field offices in Atlanta, Lumpkin, Rome, and Waycross, Ga.; Diboll, Jasper, Nacogdoches, and Silsbee, Texas; Picayune and Quitman, Miss. and Arkadelphia, Ark. More information on FRC and its various landowner services can be found at

The national Forest Landowners Association has members ranging from large forest businesses whose land has been in their families for generations to those who have become forest landowners because they view forests as a long-term investment. The Forest Landowners Association is the only national representative of the economic interests of family forest landowners and their unique natural resource assets. FLA is committed to preserving America’s tradition of private forest ownership, promoting the importance of forest resources, and securing a legacy that can be passed to the next generation. More information at