Mississippi’s Forestry & Timberland Specialist
Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Jim Walley and has continued in assisting landowners across South Mississippi for over 40 years. The forestry services offered by Walley Forestry Consultants include: Timber Sales, Forest/ Timberland Management, and Appraisals.
Walley Forestry is well known for helping timberland owners receive above average timber prices (through competitive marketing) on pine plantation thinning, select cutting, and final harvest cuts for the past 39 years. Our team of experienced foresters and forestry technicians utilize state of the art technology available to assist our clients in the management of their timber resources. A very dynamic GPS/GIS mapping software system provides accurate stand and tract acreage. These precise measurements are the basis for all timber management practices and recommendations.
A multi page timber sale prospectus is sent to over 100 timber companies and buyers. Competitive sealed bids are opened in our attorney’s office located here in Ellisville, Mississippi. Our timber deed protects our clients’ interest, as we work with timber companies and harvesting crews to ensure our standards are met. We work with local, state, and governmental entities in obtaining funding to help offset site preparation and reforestation expenses.
Jim Walley created Walley Properties, LLC. in 1983 in response to the needs of his forestry consultant clients to assist clients in both the purchasing and selling of timberland, farms, hunting land, recreational land, pasture land, and rural acreage. Our company is unique in that our team members are all highly educated and qualified Professional Mississippi Registered Foresters, Certified Mississippi Real Estate Brokers, Sales Agents, Business Managers and most of all avid sportsmen. We can offer advice to potential buyers from timberland management and investments to wildlife management. Jim Walley, a Mississippi Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (GA-154) can provide buyers and sellers with information on land and timber valuation. Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. will assist landowners in designing a customized timber management plan to meet their specific goals and objectives. One of the most common goals of our clients is to maximize timber revenue while enhancing wildlife habitat.
Jim Walley has spent over 36 years teaching forestry technology at JCJC before becoming the Vice President of external affairs and Dean of Agricultural Science. Mr. Walley continues to serve as a longtime Board Member of the Mississippi Forestry Association, as well as a Chairman of the Magnolia Chapter for the Mississippi Society of American Foresters from 2011 – 2013.