"Steve’s visit was not only immeasurably informative, it motivated and inspired us. In addition to the actual consultation, he followed up via email summarizing main steps and provided additional reading material. He truly wants you to succeed. I have no doubt that his consultation not only prevented us from making some costly mistakes, it enhanced our project beyond what I imagined."           - 2016 client

Initial Intake

All consulting starts with one 90-minute call over ZOOM using Google Earth to look at the site. The call is followed with a short summary over email and potential next steps. This is billed as 2 hrs of time after the call and payment is requested within one week.

Further Work

There are many directions this could take, and will be best expressed after the intake call as a set of options and estimated hours.


Some clients request follow up phone calls, billed hourly. (No minimum)


If a site visit or a more complete design package is requested, a total cost for the scope of work will be estimated, with a request for 50% deposit and 50% upon completion of deliverables. ($500 minimum)


Site Visits (currently limited to New York State only)

Mileage to/from site at 57.4 cents/mile and hourly charge

$150 minimum for sites further than 1 hour drive.



I offer tiered rates based on household income. Those who can afford more help support working with those who can’t, and together we all move forward. See for more info on Tiers.


Tier 1 : $45/hr           Tier 2: $60/hr           Tier 3: $80/hr

If you’d like to discuss further, please feel free to contact Steve at with “CONSULT REQUEST” in the subject line, or call 607.342.2825

If you are ready to schedule, find a time below by clicking on a blue date and selecting a time.

Before our first call, its very helpful if you can email me a simple boundary map of the site you are wishing to discuss. This quick video shows you how to make and export a file you can email to

Specializing in:

- Assessing land for purchase

- Forest health assessment

- Siting buildings, roads, infrastructure

- Water management and harvesting features

- Indoor and outdoor mushroom cultivation systems

- Silvopasture and integrated grazing planning

- Agroforestry planning with water management design

- Mushroom enterprise development (outdoor and indoor)

- Maple sugaring tubing layouts and technical support