Northwoods Forest Consultants, LLC.


Herbert Boyce, ACF,CF & Deborah Boyce, CF
13080 NYS Route 9N
JAY, NEW YORK 12941-9501
PHONE 518-946-7040

FAX - 518-946-7722


Northwoods Forest Consultants, LLC. (NFC) is a privately owned consulting forestry firm located near Lake Placid

in the Adirondacks. They currently manage some 65,000 acres of private forest land in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.

NFC was established in 1990 to foster quality management for forest owners. The owners of Northwoods Forest

Consultants, LLC. are Herbert and Deborah Boyce. Both have Bachelor Degrees in Resource Management from SUNY

College of Environmental Science and Forestry, at Syracuse, and are Certified by the Society of American Foresters. In

2004 Herb and Debby received the NYSAF Forester of the Year award.


What is a Forester? A Forester is a person that has a four-year degree in forestry from an accredited college. A consulting forester is a forester that offers his/her expertise to the general public for a fee. The important thing is that we, as foresters,

work for your interest, no one else's


Forest Management  It takes a long time to grow a tree and when it comes to managing your property you only get a few chances to do it right. An improper timber harvest can take decades to fix. With proper forest management you can realize

a healthy and productive forest. The first step in forest management is to look at the goals of ownership and develop these

into the strategy for the future.

The future of the forest depends on you, the landowner, to take the first step and make the proper management decision.

Better air and water quality, enhancement of recreational opportunities, improvement of wildlife habitats, as well as

productive healthy forests can all be part of your forest management strategies.


480a Forest Tax Law

The 480a Forest tax law is designed for forest land owners with 50+ acres. An owner may receive up to an 80% reduction

on their assessment of commercial forest land, by doing proper forest management by following a forest management plan.

The owner that goes under 480a must have professional help and a management plan.

For more information on 480a click here

For the 480a law click here




Herbert and Deborah Boyce are Certified Foresters (CF) through the Society of American Foresters.


Memberships include:

Services Offered

NFC offers a variety of services to our clients to help meet their ownership and management goals. A few of these are out

lined below.

  • Forest Management
  • Forest Management Plans
    • N.Y.S.480a Forest Tax Law Management Plans
    • Management Plans for Smartwood and other forest certifications
    • Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP)
  • Watershed Management
  • Forest Inventory, Value Assessment and Mapping
  • Aerial Photograph Interpretation of Forest and Computer Mapping
  • Pre-commercial Thinning
  • Wildlife Management Planning and Implementation
  • Tree Pruning
  • Boundary Line Maintenance
  • Forest Taxation Consulting
  • Forest Recreation Management
  • Forest Insect and Disease Investigation
  • Forest Property Reconnaissance
  • Tree Planting
  • Sugar Bush Management
  • Timber Sales, Contract Preparation and Administration
  • Timber Theft Investigation, Assessment, and Litigation
  • Timber Loss Evaluation, Salvage Management
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)

For a free brochure and consultation concerning the management of your forest contact us at NFC@FRONTIERNET.NET

Last Updated on December 19, 2005 by NFC