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Learn about IFS Associates

Headquartered in Ottawa, ON, IFS Associates offers consulting and project management in urban forestry, forest management, woodland conservation and forest land-use planning.

Notable clients of IFS Associates include the Governments of Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Ontario, Cities of Ottawa, Nepean and Kanata, Lanark County, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Minto Developments, Richcraft Homes, Urbandale Corp., Claridge Homes, Teron International, Gowling LaFleur Henderson LLP, Camelot Golf and Country Club, SolowayWright Barristers and Solicitors, Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club, Thunderbird Golf and Athletic Club and Homestead Land Holdings.

Staff from IFS Associates have provided media interviews to CBC Radio, CJOH Television, The Globe and Mail and the Ottawa Citizen.

Founded by Andrew K. Boyd, B.Sc.F., R.P.F., a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, IFS Associates is the only urban forestry firm in Eastern Ontario to offer the services of a Registered Professional Forester. In Ontario, Registered Professional Foresters are the only professionals licensed to undertake urban forestry consulting

As Consulting Urban Forester of IFS Associates, Mr. Boyd brings a wealth of experience in forest management, urban forestry, woodland conservation and forest land-use planning.

Mr. Boyd has developed a diverse experience base in the area of forest management and forest science through experience with the University of New Brunswick/J.D. Irving Woodlands in New Brunswick, the Canadian Forest Service in Ontario and British Columbia, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Mr. Boyd’s strengths include his knowledge of, and experience in, a broad range of forestry disciplines including forest management, silviculture, research and development, forest land use planning and forest management on nationally significant historic sites. Mr. Boyd also brings a wealth of experience in project planning, management and in dealing with a broad range of client and stakeholder groups including governments, citizens, commercial, urban and rural clients.

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.Sc.F) from the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management University of New Brunswick Fredericton, N.B.
  • Ontario ISA registered Professional Forester (R.P.F.) (No. 1828)
  • Certified Arborist (ON-0496) and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Butternut Health Assessor (No. 518)

Mr. Boyd is a past member of the Board of Directors and Landowner Committee of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Arborist Advisory Committee at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville College. He presently sits on the Advisory Committee for the Arboriculture Program at the Pembroke Campus of Algonquin College and is currently a member of numerous professional associations, including:

  • Ontario Professional Foresters Association
  • Ontario Woodlot Association
  • International Society of Arboriculture

IFS Associates staff includes professional foresters, certified arborists, forestry technicians and in-house expertise in forestry economics and business administration. We have access to a wide network of other professionals, including landscape architects, horticulturists and wildlife specialists, who work with us on a project-by-project basis. Through our extensive network of associates, we have the ability to provide you with the most up to date tree and forest management practices.