Käerlek “Charlie” Jänislampi is a professional forester with extensive timber cruising and timber management experience. Käerlek studied and worked in forest management in Oregon and Montana before coming to Washington in 2015.

Started: 2021
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Certifications and Qualifications:

  • Forest Resources Technology – Undergraduate Technical Program, Central Oregon Community College (Oregon State University)
  • Master Logger – Certified by the Washington Contract Loggers Association
  • Financial Asset Management – Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Sawyer – USDA Forest Service

Key Professional Experience:

  • Environmental Consultant – vegetation management, tree care, and timber valuations
  • Climbing Arborist – arboricultural operations on private and public lands
  • Forest Manager – management and oversight of all forest inventory and operations on ~20,000 acres
  • Procurement Forester – management of current and potential timber sales, cruising, appraisal, marketing, harvest operations, and planning
  • Real Property Specialist – land use management, including valuations, contracts, and negotiations


  • B.S. Forestry, University of Montana – Forest Management
  • M.S. Plant Science, Utah State University – Crop Physiology
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Idaho – Environmental Education