Ray Newbold Updated:06/2023

Retired into part-time activity as a consultant to small landowners. Offer assistance in forest management in an area of strong forest industry presence. Services include forest inventory, management plans, assistance with cost share (EQIP) approval, assistance with contracting site preparation, tree planting, and commercial thinning primarily in southern pine production.
B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1967 (Forestry, silviculture)
PhD, Mississippi State University, 1987 (Forest Management, Economics)
1967- 1980 Forester/Research Forester/Area Forester for Georgia Kraft Company, Rome, Georgia;
1980 - 2006 Professor, Louisiana Tech University, School of Forestry, Ruston, Louisiana;
2002 - 2006 Associate Dean, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University;
2006 - present Owner, Newbold Consulting, LLC
Success story:
Assisted an absentee landowner whose forester moved away following a clearcut timber sale. Wrote a management plan and secured approval of EQIP funding for site preparation (chemical application, prescribed burn) and planting the tract. Gained an out-of-state friend in the process. Followed with a timber sale and forest regeneration on his wife's property.
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Newbold Consulting, LLC
1505 Bittersweet Ave
Ruston, LA  71270
Phone: 318-255-6947
Cell Phone: 318-514-9122

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