Forest Business

COVID-19 Business Support

If your forest business is under pressure to plan for COVID-19 disruption, we are available for business coaching and can assist with locating resources. For help with critical business decision-making, assessing changes to markets, financial planning and other issues facing your enterprises make an appointment by email or leaving a voicemail:

Chris Lindgren (Program Coordinator): 802-773-3349 x274


Program Overview

Our Forest Business program provides businesses in Vermont’s forest product sector with management resources, skills development, and one-on-one planning services. We aim to support the development of a sustainable forest economy in the Northeast by working with a diverse set of businesses including loggers, foresters, processors, mills, wood workers, wood manufacturers and timber framers.

Are you a logger, manufacturer, or forest products business owner? For more information review our Forest Business Program Information Sheet or contact program coordinator Chris Lindgren (1-800-281- 6977).   

Watch this Across the Fence television segment about a Vermont logger and our forest business planning program.

UVM Extension partners with the Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program to provide business education and one-on-one business coaching to Vermont’s forest related enterprises. Read more about their options for forest products business advising here.


Business Planning Tools

If you are looking for tools to help you plan for your logging business, check out UVM Extension Small Business Planning for Loggers.

This interactive PDF package developed by Steven Bick and Chris Lindgren can be used by timber harvesting companies to prepare the essential elements of a business plan. It includes business analysis modules and example business plans for tree-length, whole-tree, and cut-to-length systems.

For a quick review of your logging business plan, try our One Page Logging Business Worksheet.



If you need assistance accessing the Farm Viability website, please contact Mark Cannella: 802-476-2003

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