Jim Wick, C. F.
Jim Wick has more than 30 years experience as a forest land manager. Since coming to Woodland in 1985, he has managed large and small properties owned by individuals and companies of all types. In addition to many smaller properties, he manages the forests of Woodland’s largest client, a 15,000 acre property purchased in several stages over the last 10 years.
Prior to working for Woodland Jim had his own forest contracting company and before that worked for Publishers Paper Company supervising and caring for more than 280,000 acres of prime Northwest timberland. His expertise is in forest management planning, ground preparation for planting, vegetation control management, small log thinnings, and log harvesting on both large industrial forests as well as small woodlots.
As a 30 year-veteran Christmas tree farmer on his own family parcel, Jim has also gained expertise as a Christmas tree plantation manager and forest consultant. He is also responsible for supervising the Northwest holdings of many of Woodland’s European clients. Jim has traveled in New Zealand and Chile to study forestry practices with Northwest species in those countries.
Jim has conducted numerous presentations on reforestation at Oregon State University and has taught forest management classes for Clackamas Community College. He has also lectured for the Society of American Foresters on reforestation management for the Pacific Northwest. Jim is active in the Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association, serving as secretary/treasurer from 1994 to 1999 and President from 2001 to 2002. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Small Woodland Assn and is District Chair for the Oregon Tree Farm Committee.
Jim is a 1968 graduate of Oregon State University (B. S./Forest Management). The Society of American Foresters has granted him “Certified Forester” recognition.