Mark P. Janke Consulting Forester, LLC.
Mark P. Janke Consulting Forester, LLC.

Credentials of Mark P. Janke - Consulting Forester, LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark P. Janke, ACF, CF, RF 
Michigan Registered Forester #545 
Certified Forester #2790

American Tree Farm System
Qualified Inspector ID #2503
Consulting Forester

EDUCATION: 
1981 -Bachelor of Science in Forestry - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 

EMPLOYMENT: 
President: 
Mark P. Janke, Consulting Forester, LLC. 2005- Present 
Professional Consulting forestry services including appraisals, forest & Wildlife management, timber sales, pulpwood & energy harvests and marketing of Forest Products. Develop Forest Management Plans & Forest Stewardship Plans for forest landowner clients, conduct Timber and tree Valuation and Expert Witness. 

Owner: 
Janke Tree Farm. Founded and manage small Family Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm. (1988-Present). 

Senior Forester: 
1981 – 2005 
Menasha Corporation, Menasha Packaging Company LLC. – Otsego Paperboard Division. 
Management of pulpwood procurement program for a leading Southwest Michigan paper mill which utilized 250,000 Tons of dense hardwood chips annually from five whole tree chip suppliers and 30 sawmill chip suppliers. Administered the company’s forest management program on private woodlands in Soutwest Michigan. Responsible for developing whole tree and sawmill chip suppliers, stumpage acquisition, harvest set up and administration, contractor supervision, crew scheduling, wood quality, inventory control, landowner relations, log sales, volume and value estimation, cost control, boundary line identification, Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) marking, report writing, Woodlands Department budget, waste wood (chip fines) sales and disposal, fee timberland management and forest management program promotion. 

Staff Forester: 1/82 - 6/82 
Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc., Lansing, MI 
Initiated, implemented, and promoted company’s woodland forestry program. Marked Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) and timber sales, managed client’s tree farms, managed Christmas tree plantations, evaluated and appraised timberlands for private landowner clients, prepared forest management plans and administered saw log harvests. 

REGISTRATIONS & AWARDS:

. Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters- President 2012-2014
· Association of Consulting Forester’s (ACF)
· State of Michigan Registered Forester – No. 545 
· Certified Forester #2790 
· American Tree Farm System Qualified Inspector ID #2503 
· 1989 Young Forester of the Year (Michigan SAF) 
· Nominated and Promoted 1999- Michigan Tree Farmer of the Year and the 2000- North Central  Region- Tree Farmer of the Year (James and Alice Fish) 
· Tree Farm Program – Bronze and Silver Hard Hat awards 
. NRCS- Natural Resouces Conservation Service (Level 2- TSP-Technical Services Provider)
. Michigan DNR - Certified Plan Writer for Forest Stewardship Program
. DNR qualified plan writer for Michigan Forest Stewardship Program

PROFESIONAL ACTIVITIES: 
Current President of Michigan Association of Consulting foresters 

Society of American Foresters: 
Lower Michigan Chapter: Chair (1992) 
Policy Committee – Lower Michigan Chapter. 1984 – 1992. 
American Pulpwood Association (Lake Sates Technical Division): 
Policy Committee, Forestry Committee, Chip Development and Handling 
Committee and Wood Energy Committee. 
Allegan State Game Area- Citizens Advisory Council (1985-1990) 

Forestry Expo I & II, MSU- Russ Forest: 1984 & 1987 
TSI and whole tree harvest demonstration for 7,000 area residents. 

Tree Farm Program: Hosted various woodland field days promoting the use of Whole tree chipping technology in the sustainable management of Michigan forests. 

Michigan Association of Timbermen-(MAT) Board of Directors 1997-2005. Region 4- Vice President; Executive, Scholarship, Policy, DNR, Timber Supply, Membership & Marketing committees. 

Michigan Forest Products Council - (MFPC) Forest Policy Committee. 

Michigan Christmas Tree Association (MCTA) - Member 

FMAC – 2005-2007 Governor’s Appointment (Forest Management Advisory Committee) to Advise Michigan Department of Natural Resources regarding the Management of the largest State Forest system in the nation. 

Associations:

Michigan Tree Farm Program 
Ruffed Grouse Society (Southwest Michigan Chapter Founder and President (past) 
Trowbridge United Methodist Church, Elder, Chair- Administrative Board, & Lay Leader (past) 
Michigan Christmas Tree Association (MCTA) 
Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) 
Society of American Foresters (SAF) 
Michigan Forest Association (MFA) 
Michigan Association of Timbermen (MAT) 
Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) 
National Rifle Association (NRA)

Contact us Today!

 

Mark P Janke

Phone: 269-330-0347

mark@michiganforester.com

Benjamin Janke 

Phone:269-330-6678

bmjmichiganforester@gmail.com

Joe Lazzari 

Phone: 505-220-3190

jalmichiganforester@gmail.com