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Gary E. Patterson

Consulting Forester


Louisiana Tech University
Bachelor of Science – Forestry 1971

Continuing Education

Complete 40 hours of Continuing Education every two years

Additional Specialized Courses

Louisiana State University – 1975
University of New Hampshire – 1987
Mississippi State University – 1988
Duke University – 1992
Practicing Foresters Institute – 1994; 1997
Mississippi State University – 1998
Big Sky, Montana – 1998
Stevens Point, Wisconsin – 2006
Anchorage, Alaska – 2008
Louisville, Kentucky – 2010

Memberships & Accreditations

Association of Consulting Foresters of America – Gulf South Director 2008-2010
Society of American Foresters – Certified Forester #1445
Louisiana Forestry Association
American Tree Farm System – Qualified Inspector
State of Arkansas Registered Forester
State of Mississippi Registered Forester
North Louisiana Agri Business Council


2010 Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture Award


September, 1971 – November, 1975, Steven’s Forestry Service, El Dorado, Ark.
December, 1975 – March, 1976, Junction City Wood Co., Junction City, Ark.
April, 1976 – Present, Self-employed

Qualified as Expert Witness in the following county and parishes:
Union County, Arkansas
Lincoln, Union, Claiborne, Bienville and Ouachita Parishes, Louisiana

Present Occupation

Consulting forester for private landowners covering over 100,000 acres in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas


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