Ken Lucas

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Ken Lucas, Forestry Technician


AA degree and technical certificates in Forest Management & Engineering from College of the Redwoods, Eureka, Ca.

Completion of 238 hours of ESRI GIS online & instructor-led training and an additional 40 hours of GIS & GPS private vendor training.

Completion of 140 hour NHLA hardwood tree, log, & lumber grading course presented by Thompson Consulting, Branscomb, Ca.

Completion of two courses in log scaling and the Bell-Iles advanced cruising workshop in Corvalis, Or.

Completion of 60 Hours of AutoCad 2012 instructor-led training provided by NetCom, an AutoDesk trainer.


Professional software: ESRI ArcGIS 10 and ArcPad 7, AutoCad 2012, Civil 3D, Trimble Pathfinder, Business Center, Terra Sync, and Traverse PC.

Mapping equipment, including Trimble S3 robotic, Geodometer total stations, 5700, R7, R8 survey grade GPS recievers, Trimble Geo-series, Ashtech Mobile Mapper, Archer2, and the ProXh mapping grade GPS recievers, Trimble Ranger and TSC data collectors, and the Lasertech Impulse hypsometer and Mapstar total station.

Sawmilling equipment, including- Lucas portable sawmills and forklifts.


15 years providing timber cruising, GPS data collection, GIS mapmaking, and hardwood grading services for individual clients as TSI, including
participating in a project in Siberia advising a large Russian Lumber Company on hardwood log and lumber grading.

3 years as gis analyst for Nevada state Div Water Resources, researching and creating water rights maps.

2 years as a GIS/GPS analyst, providing mapping, survey, and technical training services for Vandenberg AF base.

11 years employed as a salaried forestry technician for Pacific Lumber Company, of Scotia, CA. Performed a wide range of tasks, including timber cruising, timber marking, wildlife surveys, and timber harvest plan preparation.

2 seasons employed by the Forest Service doing various work, including fire firefighting and hardwood tree falling.

2 years employed as a survey technician, assisting land surveyors establishing property lines and setting cadastral corners.

1 season employed by SEC, of Sedona AZ, as a subcontract timber cruiser.  Established and cruised Forest Service CFI plots on the Inyo National Forest.

6 years owned & operated a Lucas portable sawmill, doing both construction and specialty sawmilling on site for small quantitiy log owners.

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