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  We deliver qualified experience in the following areas of forestry to earn the most from your timber investment.

 

> TIMBER SALES

> LAND MANAGEMENT

> TREE PLANTING &    NATURAL    REFORESTATION

> SITE PREPERATION

> RELEASE SPRAYING &    FERTILIZATION

> MANAGEMENT PLANS &    APPRAISALS

> LAND SALES

> GPS MAPPING

> PRESCRIBED FIRE

> THINNING

About the Company

DARNEL E. STONE, RF

P.O. Box 952

Leeds, AL35094

P: 205-702-4420


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRESIDENT: FOREVER GREEN, Inc.: June 1999 - Present. Provide a full array of forestry services to private and industrial landowners. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Timber Sales: work with landowners to sell their timber for the maximum overall benefit, most used selling method is lump sum sealed bid; however, negotiated sales have been successfully used for the first thinning of pine plantations and other special circumstances
  • Site Preparation: examine sites to recommend the best prescription to achieve desired results, on difficult sites consult with industry experts
  • Tree Planting: arrange, administer, and inspect tree planting activities to insure all quality controls are met
  • Timber Appraisals: cruise timber to determine accurate volumes by product class and research market data to know the value for each product, then use the volumes and market price to determine the correct value of a stand of timber at that given time
  • Management Plans: write long-term management plans for landowners, plans include a quantitative analysis of their property and recommendations to meet their long-term objectives
  • GPS and ArcGis Mapping Services: compile accurate maps of property
  • Pre-commercial thinning: arrange, hire, administer, and inspect contractors to thin pre-commercial stands that are over-stocked
  • Provide contracting services, specifically GPS mapping and limited timber cruising
  • Licensed in the State of Alabama as a Registered Forester

NORTH ALABAMA LAND AGENT and REALTOR: Great Southern Land, 2000 – Present. Work with private and commercial landowners in regards to land services, primarily identifying and selling their property.

  • Facilitated the sale of over $20 million in property since licensure. Projects include:
    • Selling individual tracts to investors, developers, and individuals for various uses, such as: timberland investments, developments, recreation, and rural home sites
    • Selling multiple tracts bundled together, over 3,200 acres, to an institutional investor
    • Selling multiple tracts on Smith Lake. These properties were parts of much larger blocks of timberlands. Worked with the both the developers and sellers to divide the tracts to meet both parties objectives
  • Use GPS/ArcGis mapping skills to map sale property providing for better marketing and quantifying of the attributes of the individual tracts
  • Use forestry skills and experience to educate and inform buyers about the both the positive and negative aspects of investing in timberland
  • Licensed in the State of Alabama as a Real Estate Salesperson and REALTOR

SERVED AS SPEAKER FOR THE FOLLOWING LANDOWNER GROUPS:

  • Alabama Forest Owners Association
  • Talladega County Forestry Tour
  • Master Tree Farmer, facilitator for workshop - Talladega and Clay County
  • Treasured Forest Landowners - Shelby County and Blount County

TIMBER BUYER: Kimberly-Clark (formerly Scott Paper), March 1992 - June 1999. Initially hired as a Timber Estimator and subsequently promoted to Timber Buyer Three. Primary responsibility was to insure the supply of timber to a chip mill within the given cost parameters.

  • Negotiated timber purchases with private landowners
  • Accurately determined the value of standing timber
  • Negotiated with and hired logging contractors
  • Negotiated timber purchases with timber brokers
  • Dealt with the general public that does not like to see trees cut
  • Negotiated accesses to land-locked tracts of timber
  • Supervised logging contractors to insure:
    • Timber was merchandised properly
    • Maximum revenue was generated from timber deeds
    • Harvesting was completed and complied with stipulations in timber deed
    • Logging practices complied with environment laws and constraints
  • Negotiated and prepared timber deeds, easements, and other contracts
  • Checked accounting to insure logging contractors received the correct payment and the proper volumes were credited to the appropriate tract
  • Planned and supervised logging road construction
  • Watched market fluctuations in timber prices to prevent timber deed losses
  • Generated profit from timber deeds on the sale of the products that were not delivered to KC's chip mill
  • Calculated logging rates based on distance from mills, terrain, quality of timber, etc.
  • Completed New Horizons training in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Provided instruction, training and guidance to new Timber Buyers
  • Achieved the highest level of Timber Buyer which was equivalent to a management position

PROCUREMENT FORESTER: Georgia-Pacific, 1989 - March 1992. Initially hired as a Land Management Forester. Promoted in July 1991 to Procurement Forester. Responsible for supply of raw materials for a grade hardwood sawmill and pine plywood mill.

  • Appraised and merchandised timber
  • Negotiated timber purchases
  • Supervised logging contractors and road crews
  • Supervised labor crews in site preparation, prescribed burning, and tree planting
  • Mapped and appraised company lands

 

ASSISTANT FOREST INVENTORY SUPERVISOR: Gilman Paper Company, 1988 - 1989. Assisted in coordinating information regarding 250,000 acres of company forestlands.

  • Accurately compiled and produced comprehensive volume reports and maps
  • Updated existing maps
  • Cruised timber and measured research plots
  • Programmed the Hewlett-Packard computer  

EDUCATION

MASTER OF FORESTRY: Forest Business, Mississippi State University, May 1988 (GPA 3.77). Emphasized the use of various techniques such as financial analysis, regression, and linear programming to solve Forest Management Problems.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Forestry with a minor in Business Administration, Mississippi State University , May 1986 (GPA 3.45).

FORESTRY INTERNSHIPS DURING COLLEGE

Earned extra money during graduate school by working with a local consultant cruising and marking timber

INTERN STUDENT: Kimberly-Clark, Summer 1987. Asked to return for a second summer based on performance during previous summer. Responsibilities and independence were increased from the previous summer.

INTERN STUDENT: Kimberly-Clark, Summer 1986. Provided assistance in management and protection of seed orchards. Mapped seed orchards for disease and damages. Supervised crews in installation of progeny tests. Inventoried seedling nursery. Taught basic forestry skills at a regional 4-H Camp.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Mississippi State University , 1985 - 1986. Independently analyzed and compiled data into a Data General MV/4000 minicomputer system utilizing MATHPLAN spreadsheet software.

CO-OP STUDENT: Natchez Forest Research Center, International Paper Company, Fall 1983, Summer 1984, and Spring 1985. Allowed for the financing of the majority of undergraduate needs. Supervised a two-member crew. Traveled throughout the South collecting data from nurseries and field research plots. Assisted in data analysis and in research study installation.

COLLEGE HONORS AND AWARDS

  • President's Honor List
  • Dean's Honor List x3
  • Sharp Forestry Scholarship x3
  • Tennessee River Pulp and Paper Forestry Scholarship x2
  • Freshman Academic Achievement Award

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

 

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