Tom Tuchmann

Tom TuchmannTom Tuchmann, President, US Forest Capital, LLC

Mr. Tuchmann is President of US Forest Capital, LLC, an advisory services company based
in Portland, OR. US Forest Capital helps clients: identify, manage and finance natural
resource transactions; create and improve governance structures; and resolve public policy
and communication challenges. In this role, Mr. Tuchmann has helped raise $273 million in
conservation and ecosystem service funding that has conserved 165,000 acres of private
working forestland.

In his previous role as Western Director and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture, Mr. Tuchmann successfully directed negotiations and implementation of the
$480 million Headwaters Forest Agreement and arranged President Clinton’s Forum
resulting in a $50 million plan for Lake Tahoe. Prior to joining the Department of
Agriculture, Mr. Tuchmann served as the Director of the U.S. Office of Forestry and
Economic Development where he was charged with the development and implementation
of President Clinton’s Northwest Forest Plan for 24 million acres of Federal land and an
associated $1.2 billion economic assistance program.

Mr. Tuchmann has also served as lead staff for the Senate Agriculture Committee where
numerous statutes – including the Forest Legacy, Forest Stewardship, Northern Forest and
Lake Champlain programs — that he developed on behalf of the Chairman were signed into
law. He has also served as Director of Resource Policy for the Society of American

Mr. Tuchmann is a forestry graduate of Northern Arizona University and earned a Masters
degree in natural resource policy from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Tuchmann has
written and spoken widely on natural resource issues. He has served on the Society of
American Foresters’ Committee on Forest Policy and as an adjunct professor at the
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. Mr. Tuchmann currently serves
on the boards of Sustainable Northwest and the Forest Park Conservancy.