Taylorsville , MS , 39159
Jim Walley createdWalley Properties, LLC. in 1983 in response to the needs of his forestry consultant clients to assist clients in both the purchasing and selling of timberland, farms, hunting land, recreational land, pasture land, and rural acreage. Our company is unique in that our team members are all highly educated and qualified Professional Mississippi Registered Foresters, CertifiedMississippi Real Estate Brokers, Sales Agents, Business Managers and most of all avid sportsmen. We can offer advice to potential buyers from timberland management and investments to wildlife management. Jim Walley, a Mississippi Certified General Real Estate Appraiser(GA-154) can provide buyers and sellers with information on land and timber valuation. Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. will assist landowners in designing a customized timber management plan to meet their specific goals and objectives. One of the most common goals of our clients is to maximize timber revenue while enhancing wildlife habitat.
Jim Walley has spentover 36 years teaching forestry technology at JCJC before becoming the Vice President of external affairs and Dean of Agricultural Science. Mr. Walley continues to serve as a longtime Board Member of the Mississippi Forestry Association, as well as a Chairman of the Magnolia Chapter for the Mississippi Society of American Foresters from 2011 2013.
Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. & Walley Properties, LLC.
Jim Walleys love of forestry grew from the time he spent with his grandfather, Col. H.W. Jackson who owned the H.W. Jackson Lumber Company in Camden, MS. At an early age, Jim learned about forestry from the operations of the family sawmill to land acquisitions and forest management.
After graduating from Jones County Junior College with an A.A. degree in Forestry, Jim attended Mississippi State University where he earned his B.S. degree in Forest Management. This was followed by his M.A. degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State.
Jims career in forestry has been extensive: from working for a Mississippi based, family-owned timber business to working for a large Finland owned sawmill in Mississippi. Jim worked for the Molpus Lumber Company in Morton, MS and also worked as a procurement forester, purchasing timber for Leaf River Forrest Products in New Augusta, MS.
One of Jims most significant contributions to forestry comes from over 25 years with the Forestry Technology Program at Jones Junior College. As an educator, Jim taught and contributed to the education of most of the young foresters and forestry technicians in the field today in South Mississippi. The JCJC forestry program was rated as one of the top two-year forestry technician programs in the southeast.
Teaching forestry is not done in a vacuum: it means staying on top of all facets of the industry. For Jim, it also meant sharing knowledge with landowners and foresters all over the South. In 1998, Jim had the unique opportunity to meet and later becoming close friends with Ingvar Haglof of Sweden. Ingvar invited Jim to Sweden to study the new precision technologies that his company had recently developed. From this trip, Jim introduced these new technologies to foresters in the southeast by hosting a Society of Americans Foresters (SAF) field day. One Hundred Forty foresters from 16 states attended the first workshop titled Emerging Technologies in Forestry. The seminar has continued for 18 years and is held every July in Orange Beach, AL.
In 1978, Jim Walley founded Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. to assist landowners with timber appraisals, timber sales, and timber management. In 1982, Walley Properties, LLC. was born offering professional real estate brokerage services to landowners across the South. In 2000, Jims son, James Walley (Jamie), joined the family operation.
Jim Walley is a nationally Certified Forester (CF-2049); Mississippi Registered Forester (RF-218); Mississippi General Appraiser (GA-154); and a Mississippi Real Estate Broker (B7823). He has written or has been featured in 174 newspaper and 10 magazine articles on various forestry related topics. Jims hard work and passion for forestry continues to be rewarded by both the public and private sector for his contributions, guidance, and leadership in forestry. A sampling of the recognition Jim has received includes:
Distinguished Service to Forestry Award
Outstanding Forester Award
Tree Farm Inspector of the Year
Elected Fellow Society of American Foresters
Outstanding Post- Secondary Teacher Award
Outstanding Faculty Member
Board Member, Past President Jones County Forestry Association
Board Member, Mississippi Forestry Association
Board Member, Jones County Economic Development Authority
National Board Forestry School Recognition Committee
National Leadership Academy Society of American Foresters
Advisory Board Member, Mississippi State Extension Service
Past State Chair Mississippi Society of American Foresters
Magnolia Chapter Chair Mississippi Society of American Foresters
Served on Laurel and Ellisville Tree Boards
Congressional Panelist on Agriculture and Forestry
Past President, Ellisville Lions Club
Past District Secretary, Mississippi Lions Club
Member, First Baptist Church Ellisville, MS
Formed in 1978, Walley Forestry Consultants, Inc. offers a full line of forestry services. Our experienced staff of foresters are state licensed, certified and are dedicated to providing quality forestry services. Land and timber sales, appraisals and forest management are our primary areas of emphasis. Other services offered are: expert witness testimony, recreational lease management, growth and yield projections, GPS/GIS mapping and wetland delineation.
The experienced staff of Walley Forestry Consultants and Walley Properties look forward to assisting you with your forest management and real estate needs. Our home office is located at 103 West Holly St. Ellisville, MS 39437. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-12pm. We are available afterhours and Saturdays by appointment only. Please call 601-477-3014 to schedule appointments.