Thomas J. McEvoy is Professor and Extension Forester in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. McEvoy's two areas of emphasis are sustainable forests and owning and managing forests.
McEvoy is the author of Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands (Island Press, 1998), winner of the National Woodland Owner’s Association award for “Best Forestry Book of the Year”; Owning and Managing Forests: A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters (Island Press, 2005), winner of the National Woodland Owner’s Association award for "Best Forestry Book of the Year"; and Positive Impact Forestry: A Sustainable Approach to Managing Woodlands (Island Press, 2004), named the “Best Forestry Book of the Year” for 2004 by the National Forestry Association. Positive Impact Forestry was also awarded the American Library Association CHOICE Award for "Outstanding Academic Title in Biology/Botany in 2004.”
He received an B.S. (cum laude) in Forestry from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Forest Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.