Billy H. Newman

356 Deer Run Lane

Shipman, Virginia 22971

(434) 263-4772

enviroforllc@netscape.net

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor - Forest Management Technology, August 2016 – present

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Clifton Forge, Va. 24422

 

Owner/Manager- EnviroFor, LLC., June 2000 - present

Environmental Forestry & Wildlife Consulting

Shipman and Galax, Virginia

 

Instructor-Forestry and Wildlife Management, August 2003 – 2007

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

District Procurement Forester, June 1994 - June 2000

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Appomattox, Virginia

 

Area Forester, April 1985 - June 1994

Virginia Department of Forestry, Lovingston, Virginia

 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Business Administration, 1996

Averett University

 

B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1983

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

A.S. in Science, 1981

Wytheville Community College

 

WORK SKILLS

 

EnviroFor, LLC. – ( visit us @ www.envirofor.com )

Founded consulting business in response to forest and wildlife management needs of private and small corporate forest landowners. The business focuses on Stewardship forest and wildlife management planning; timber estimation and sales; forest engineering and harvesting; estate planning; silviculture; environmental education; and business management solutions.

 

Certified Forester Status by the Society of American Foresters (member since 1984).

 

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

Managed multiple projects, simultaneously. Responsibilities include: location and training of

forestry contractors, negotiating commodity prices both for purchase and sale of forest products,

field forestry operations, marketing forest products, accounting, short and long-term planning,

teaming, environmental compliance and education, quality control, contract and general

administration, and supervision of approximately 30 contract employees.

 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) instructor for business management and sustainable forestry.

Development and Dispersal of a four million dollar annual budget at Smurfit-Stone Container.

 

Virginia Department of Forestry

Responsibilities included: supervision of all VDoF programs in Nelson County such as forest management planning, silviculture, public relations, contractor development, accounting, environmental education, and supervision of 2 full-time staff and numerous part-time employees.

Developed model forest industry BMP education programs utilized statewide.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Society of American Foresters, member and Certified Forester # 2242, ISA, member and Certified Arborist # MA-5900A; Virginia Certified Prescribe Burn Manager, Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator # 35644; Virginia Forestry Association, Life member and Board of Directors - 2017 - 2020; American Tree Farm System, Certified Tree Farm Inspector # 7948 and Past Region 4 Chair; VA State Forestry Camp-Timber Harvesting / Sustainable Forestry Instructor; Virginia CDL license.

 

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

 

Amherst - Nelson Chapter, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, President Elect 1991-1992, President 1992-1993 and 1996-1997, Treasurer 1997. FFA Alumni Association, life member; Nelson County FFA Alumni Association; and Nelson County Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, Chair, 1988 - 2008; Nelson County Agricultural and Forestal District committee; Habitat for Humanity – Christmas in April FFA Projects; member and coordinator at Wintergreen Church of Christ.

 

HONORS

 

Degree of American Farmer, 1982 (53rd National FFA Convention).

Honorary Chapter Farmer Degree, 1988 (Nelson County Sr. FFA Chapter).

Leadership Opportunity Program, 1988 (Department of Forestry).

Continuing Forestry Education Certificate, 1989 (SAF).

Outstanding Leader Annual Award, 1990 (Nelson County Jr. FFA Chapter).

Nominee for Virginia Division Merit Award 1990 (SAF).

Bronze Hard Hat Award for certification of 25 New Tree Farms, 1992 (ATFS).

Nominee for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, 1992.

Nominee for “Forest Warden of the Year”, 1993 (DOF).

VIP Award, Nelson County Middle School, 1994.

“Whole Village Award”, 1998 Nelson County Education Association.

Who’s Who Among Professionals, 1998.

Appointed to Speakers Roundtable - Speaker of the Va. House of Delegates - 2002.

Silver Hard Hat Award for certification of 50 New Tree Farms, 2006 (ATFS).

Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector for Virginia, 2006 Virginia Tree Farm Program (ATFS).

Distinguished Service Award - Nelson County High School FFA, 2008.

Honorary Virginia State FFA degree – Virginia FFA Association, 2014.

Served as volunteer FFA CDE coach;

Coach – NCMS and NCHS Virginia State Champion FFA Forestry Field Day teams - 20 years.

Coach – NCHS FFA National 2nd place Forestry CDE team - 2013.

Coach – NCHS FFA National Champion Forestry CDE team - 2014.

Coach – NCHS FFA National 3rd place Forestry CDE team. - 2015.

Coach – NCHS FFA National 2rd place Forestry CDE team. - 2016.

 

Virginia Legislature Recognition

 

REFERENCES

 

Mr. Rob Withers,                                                            Mr. Jim Youngblood, Owner

Virginia Farm Bureau                                                     American Woodlands, LLC.

77 Emerald Hills Drive                                                   107 Cold Branch Road

Fishersville, VA.  22939                                                  Forest , VA.  24551

(540) 280 - 1038                                                          (434) 610 - 0098

 

 

Mr. Edward W. McCann, Sr., retired                              Mr. Ward Robens, Program Head, retired

NCHS Agriculture Education Instructor                         Forestry Management Technology

6919 Thomas Nelson Highway                                       Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Lovingston, VA.  22949                                                  696 N. Hyde Park Road

(434) 987 - 0310                                                              Hyde Park, VT. 05655

(540) 264-0281