Branson Forestry  -  All Rights Reserved 2016
Specializing in forest ecology, sustainable forest management, silviculture, land conservation and stewardship.
Serving Litchfield County, Connecticut and Surrounding Areas
Ian W. Branson
CT Certified Forester #F000631
Ian Branson holds a Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire. Upon graduation from UNH in 1998 Ian began doing freelance land conservation and stewardship work for private land trusts and private individuals in Litchfield County, CT. While attending the Yale School of Forestry, Ian worked as a Research Assistant at the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Dr. Ann Camp's Forest Stand Dynamics class, as a TA for the Ecosystem Measurement Training Module at Yale-Myers Forest in Union, CT, as a TA for Dr. Mark Ashton's Silviculture class, and as a Forestry Technician Intern at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority in New Haven, CT. Upon graduation from Yale in 2003 he became certified as a forester by the State of Connecticut, and since then he has been self-employed as a consulting forester doing business as Branson Forestry. He has been professionally affiliated with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) since 2002, serving as President of the Yale Chapter, Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past-Chair of the Connecticut Chapter, and attending the SAF Leadership Academy. In 2008 he was appointed to the State of Connecticut Forest Practices Advisory Board, serving as the representative of professional foresters in private practice.
As a professional forester my responsibility is to advise clients on how to be good stewards of their land; to help them identify the values that make their property special and to guide them in enhancing those values and preserving them for future generations. I provide landowners with recommendations based on applied ecological principles of sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem health, and stewardship, emphasizing a long-term planning horizon and a landscape-scale context. Although my approach is rooted in science, I strive to be creative and artistic in the application of these principles. I pride myself in serving my clients with a high level of professionalism and utilizing state-of-the-art technology. My philosophy is that by applying this approach I can help clients maximize the benefits of their property, not only to the clients themselves, but also to our society as a whole.