Natural Resources and Environmental

Senior Specialist - Forest Management

Adam J. DeBauch

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, with an emphasis on Forest Management as well as Forest Administration and Utilization. He also earned a minor degree in Soil Science.

Adam has been with Steigerwaldt Land Services since graduating in 2005. His day to day responsibilities include project level land management for a variety of landowners here in northern Wisconsin. He is proficient at timber sale preparation and administration, management plan preparation, forest inventory, re-forestation, and Best Management Practices implementation.

Throughout his career, Adam has furthered his education and received additional certifications. He is a Certified Managed Forest Law plan writer in Wisconsin, has received Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) Certification through the Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance (FISTA), and is a certified Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) surveyor. Adam is also a Wisconsin Cooperating Consulting Forester and a member of the Society of American Foresters. Additional safety certification obtained from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and FISTA.

Outside of Steigerwaldt, Adam enjoys spending his time outdoors, hunting, traveling, and spending time on the farm in northeast Wisconsin.

adam.debauch@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 330

Environmental Technician

Jack W. Krebs

Jack serves as the Environmental Technician at Steigerwaldt Land Services. He is responsible for supporting the Environmental department in vegetation and soil sampling, field data recording, and forestry and environmental field work.

Jack is working towards a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in Environmental Science and Water Science, with a minor in Mathematics.

Prior to his current position, Jack worked on the Horticulture Team at Epic’s campus in Verona, WI.

In his free time, Jack enjoys hiking, and spending time on the water kayaking and fishing.

jack.krebs@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 335

Forest Specialist

Mike D. Love

Mike is a graduate of Vermilion Community College and holds a degree in Natural Resource Technology.

Mike is responsible for overseeing activities on clients’ land bases and ensuring logging, site prep, and reforestations are completed in a safe, effective, and timely manner. His duties include timber marking, boundary line establishment, timber sale administration, harvest planning, reforestation contracting, planting and site prep administration, rail car loading logistics, and timber cruising. He specializes in pine management, harvest planning, and ensuring timber sales are set up and completed in a timely manner for clients. Mike is a member of the Society of American Foresters and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, shed hunting, and getting his kids involved in the outdoors in any way possible.

mike.love@steigerwaldt.com
715.699.1401, ext. 208

Environmental Specialist

Austin M. Schoen

As a Forester for Steigerwaldt, Austin is responsible for setting up and administering timber sales, harvest boundary delineations, timber marking and gathering inventory data.

Prior to his current position, Austin had spent time working various LTE positions at other environmental-based organizations. His most recent experience was with the County of Columbia as a Land and Water Department Intern.

Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and graduated in 2019. He then returned to UW-Stout and earned his Master’s degree in Conservation Biology in 2021.

In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys fishing, boating, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. Some of his other favorite activities include golf, volleyball, and traveling.

austin.schoen@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, Ext. 348

Project Forester

Derek B. Schummer

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 2012. Prior to enrolling at UWSP Derek enlisted in the US Army from 2005 to 2007. Derek is a member of the Society of American Foresters, a cooperating forester and Certified Plan Writer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is FISTA–SFI trained, and has earned his FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot license.

Derek’s responsibilities as a Project Forester at Steigerwaldt Land Services include all aspects of timber sale setup and administration on a variety of timber types for a variety of clients including non-industrial private landowners, investment companies, and government agencies. Derek also assists on timber inventory projects nationwide by providing logistical planning as well as performing field work. Derek has also been part of teams that monitored the implementation of forestry Best Management Practice (BMP) in Michigan and Minnesota.

In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and kids. Some of their favorite activities include traveling, biking and fishing.

derek.schummer@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 307

Operations Director - Environmental/Senior Forester

Ben J. Williams, ACF

Ben serves as a Senior Forester and Environmental Director for Steigerwaldt. Ben earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management, with a minor in Soil Science, from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2005. He also received further education in wetland delineation from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2015. Ben is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and the Society of American Foresters.

As a Senior Forester, Ben’s current job duties include project supervision and land management for a variety of clients including non-industrial private landowners, investment companies, and government agencies. He is proficient at timber sale preparation and administration, management plan preparation, forest inventory, re-forestation, and Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation.

As the Environmental Director, Ben oversees a team of specialists who provide wetland delineation, permitting, environmental monitoring, invasive species control, and tree pest control services.

In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Some of their favorite activities include camping, skiing, biking, and fishing.

ben.williams@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 321

Certified General Appraiser/ Environmental Consultant

Scott T. Zaremba

Scott works as a Certified General Appraiser and specializes in conservation easement appraisals, hunting land, large tracts of forestland, and agricultural land. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a liberal arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Marathon County. Scott has extensive knowledge of forest management and timber products as a forester with Steigerwaldt. Scott’s previous work as a forester assists him with his current job of appraising all types of property throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Scott is also trained to complete wetland delineations according to the Army Corps of Engineers guide. He is currently a member of the Society of American Foresters.

In his free time, Scott enjoys playing basketball, tennis, biking, golf, pickleball, and tabletop games. He also enjoys watching Wisconsin sports teams, including the Packers and Badgers.

scott.zaremba@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 323