After working for 19 years as a forester for a consulting company, Ed decided to start his own company – Cascade Forest Management – in 2009. Ed uses not only his education and 33 years of consulting experience, but he also draws from 4 seasons fighting wildfires as well as several years of timber harvesting in the Northeastern U. S. as well as here in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing from this experience, Ed can help develop a plan for your forestland that focuses on your objectives while minimizing logging costs by considering the operational challenges of individual properties. And, he can provide information on potential hazards and mitigation measures for differing properties.

Although located in Kalama, Ed has assisted landowners from the Columbia River to Pierce County as well as from Klickitat County to the coast.

Cascade Forest Management’s professional staff can assist you with a wide variety of forest management guidance and coordination.


Ed Orcutt, forester


1987 B.S.: Forest Management – University of Idaho

1984 A.S.: Forest Management – University of Maine

1981 Cert of Completion: Forestry – Foster Voc Center @ Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME.

1981 Diploma – Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME



2000 Consulting Forestry — A.C.F @ Charlottesville, VA

1993 PFIT Forestland Appraisal @ Reno, NV

1992 S.I.P. Timber Management Plans @ UW Pack Forest

1991 PFIT Forestland Appraisal @ USM, Gorham, ME

1990 Super A.C.E. @ Atterbury Consultants, Beaverton, OR



2009- Cascade Forest Management — forester; owner

1990-2009 Niemi Forestry — forester (Kelso, WA)

1989-1990 Northwest Management — cruiser (Moscow, ID)

1986-1989 Idaho Dep’t of Lands – smoke chaser, cruiser (Deary, ID)

1985-1985 Idaho Dep’t of Lands – fire crew (St. Maries, ID)

1984-1987 Idaho Experimental Forest – worker (Moscow, ID)

1979-1986 F.L. Orcutt & Sons – all-around logger (N.V, ME)



2013-pres Washington Hardwoods Commission (WHC)

2003-pres Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF)

1993-pres Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA)

1983-2009 Society of American Foresters (SAF)

Our Services

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