About Us

About Us

PFMc is among the top forestry and rangeland consultants in the Western United States. Since 2007, our team has helped more than 600 clients with wildfire mitigation, prevention, suppression, and litigation; mountain pine beetle mitigation and prevention; tree thinning; slash disposal; and applied forestry and grasslands management. We do this by:

  • Advising private and public landowners and organizations including homeowners, railroad and power companies, attorneys for the defense and for the plaintiff, and academic and agency clients.
  • Consulting as expert witnesses in wildfire damage claims and in natural resources tort claims, on private land management issues, and in political issues management.
  • Providing project management for complex fire issues including liability, appropriate fire suppression and management responses, and complex fire effects and impacts.
  • Helping clients thin trees and manage their forests using highly-trained professionals and technicians who reduce fuels, protect trees, and fire-proof communities.
  • Analyzing falling hazard trees and capturing value from trees you love but may lose for a variety of reasons.
Hamp McCrae

Hamp McCrae

Hamp McCrae is our tropical forestry expert. His expertise is in palm tree replacement and recovery. His work in California and Florida has set the bar for understanding fire effects in palm trees.

Tom Gaman

Tom Gaman

Tom Gaman is a California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) who serves on our staff and provides technical forestry expertise in California. His specialty is highly complex statistical analysis. He also was a child star with a major speaking role in Lord of the Flies!

PFMc Crew

PFMc Crew

Among our experts are, from right, Ron Thompson, wildlife biologist, Tom Gaman, California RPF, GIS mapping experts, Frank Carroll, wildfire expert, and field foresters with special expertise in various forestry disciplines.