David comes to LandVest with over 25 years of experience in forest industry, academia, and consulting. Most recently, he managed the Technical Services and Planning Group for a large private timberland company. As Director of LandVest’s Institutional Timberlands Management (ITM) Group, Dr. Walters oversees LandVest’s timberland marketing and consulting work throughout the western states. As an accomplished and highly regarded biometrician and statistician, David also contributes to inventory design, analysis and modeling work on ITM projects throughout the U.S. Examples of recent projects include inventory design & review, growth and yield modelling, sustained yield and feasibility analyses, harvest planning/optimization analyses, and forestry research projects of various kinds.
David holds an undergraduate degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University, an MS in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Forest Biometrics from the University of Minnesota. He has completed over 300 hours of training in Real Estate Appraisal courses and recently became a certified Carbon Verifier for the California ARB program. In addition, Dr. Walters is an adjunct professor at Oregon State and has served the profession in SAF, regional forest biometrics groups, and on numerous committees and industry cooperatives. David has authored and co-authored dozens of professional and academic publications.
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