Auten Resource Consulting (ARC) began in 2019 and developed into a team of five foresters led by Registered Professional Forester #2734 Steve Auten. ARC utilizes modern forestry techniques to achieve landowner goals focused on tree and vegetation treatments that promote forest health, climate adaptability, and fire resiliency. ARC specializes in Forest Health Grants, the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) Project Specific Analysis (PSA), a multitude of additional permitting strategies, Archaeological Survey Reports, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), contract and project specification development, contractor permit compliance, agency consultations, and maintaining a thorough understanding of the sensitive resources and associated protection measures across the Santa Cruz Mountains.
ARC provides experienced forestry consulting services working with larger landownerships and communities to develop long term stewardship plans that support collaborative forest stewardship conserving forestland for future generations through forest health, wildfire risk reduction, local resource production, and climate resiliency.
ARCWildfire Risk Reduction Assessments (WRRA) and Wildfire Risk Reduction Plans (WRRP) are part of an ARC three phase process that evaluates the land, land use, and operations against the risk of wildfire. The initial resource assessment phase sets the groundwork for a series of action steps to be developed into a larger planning effort detailing needed information for permit requirements, budgets, and establishes a project timeline. The last phase prepares and submits necessary permits, conducts field verifications, final project layout, and develops a project prospectus for contractors to bid on to execute wildfire risk reduction projects.
ARC also specializes in landscape level forest health fuel reduction planning efforts for large landownerships and communities to reduce the risk of wildfire while improving the overall health and resiliency of the forest. Similar to the WRRA and WRRP process, the landscape level project often requires detailed customization and collaborations that include many meetings among stakeholders, background research, GIS analysis, field verification, fuel modeling, and finalizing a risk reduction plan and/or grant that applies for permits and prepares ownerships for implementation.
ARC owner and Registered Professional Forester, Steve Auten, has working relationships with many County and State agencies, private landowners, non-profits, and NGO's. Call for a consultation today (831) 247-6697.