November 21, 2018
By Tom Davidson
Mike Delegan, ACF, is a Consulting Forester with a wide variety of field experience in both public- and private-sector forestry. As a consultant for Mason Bruce & Girard Inc., Mike helps provide turnkey forest land management services for timberland investors, private family owners, and land management agencies. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mike earned both a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Forestry. On today’s show, Mike talks about how he got into consulting, offers advice for young professionals and those thinking about becoming forestry consultants, and much more! Mike says, “Foresters go into the woods not to become a hermit but to serve people and our society.”
[1:00] A message from Leadership Nature.
[1:40] A quick intro about Mike’s background.
[3:15] What’s a typical day look like for a forestry consultant?
[7:50] How did Mike get into forestry and natural resources?
[14:50] Why did Mike also get a Bachelors in Urban Forestry?
[17:25] What was Mike’s first job out of college?
[26:20] Mike shares what were some of his best jobs that prepared him to become a forestry consultant.
[28:20] How did Mike get his position at Mason Bruce & Girard Inc.?
[31:25] Mike offers advice on how someone can become a forestry consultant.
[36:25] Mike’s job description is so broad that there are many different paths he can take in his career.
[42:20] What do foresters need to get better at?
[46:40] When you work in forestry or forestry consulting, you become very adaptable, and there are a lot of different companies looking for your skill sets.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Mike’s Website: www.Masonbruce.com
ACF Website: www.ACF-Foresters.org
Book: In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides