The Practice of Consulting Forestry

The Practice of Consulting Forestry (PCF) Course is designed for any practicing consultant and is required for ACF Candidate Members. Owners, managers and employees will benefit from new skills in managing and running a successful consulting business. This is a unique course designed for consultants by consultants. All foresters are invited to register and attend!

The PCF Course is held every year in conjunction with the annual ACF National Conference and every other year in conjunction with the ACF Regional Conference.

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Course Topics:

  • Business Structure & Planning
  • Practical on the Job Tools and Tips
  • Ethical Considerations in Consulting Forestry
  • Contracts & Legal Considerations
  • Business Structure & Tax Considerations
  • Marketing Your Business


Upcoming Dates

Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
*This course will be held in conjunction with the 2024 ACF National Conference

Friday, February 21st - Sunday, February 23rd, 2025
Sacramento, California
*Held in conjunction with the 2025 Western Regional Conference

Friday, June 20th - Sunday, June 22nd, 2025
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
*Held in conjunction with the 2025 ACF National Conference

Location Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


$475 (by May 4th)  |  $525 (May 4th-June 7th)

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The Practicing Foresters Institute is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover a substantial portion of the registration fee for Candidate Members and Applicants on a first-serve basis. No scholarship application is necessary, simply register for the course. A reimbursement will take place following the course. 

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