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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2018-04-25 00:09 |

There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say experts from UC Merced, UC Irvine and the National Park Service working at the National Science Foundation Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (NSF SSCZO).

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2018-04-24 17:20 | It’s back!! The 2018 PEFC Photo Contest has begun, and we can’t wait to see what amazing photos will be coming our way! To enter is simple, check out www.pefc.photo to see if your country is taking part. Then head to Instagram and post your awesome forest photo using the contest...

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2018-04-24 16:32 | The UNFCCC report compiles information on, among others, progress, lessons learned, gaps and needs, as well as financial and technical support received by developing countries and provided by developed countries, in the process to formulate and implement NAPs as at 9 February 2018. In relation to gaps and needs in particular, the publication recommends that stakeholders be aware of the linkages between national monitoring, and the evaluation and monitoring of NDCs, the SDGs and other global...

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2018-04-24 15:10 | A Terrace-based pellet plant may soon become a reality as Skeena Sawmills moves forward on its plans to begin construction this summer reports Terrace Standard.

The mill is reserving its official announcement on the estimated $20-million pellet plant until construction starts, but operations vice-president Roger Keery has confirmed the project is going ahead.

“All the major equipment is ordered,” Keery said, estimating that the company has already spent roughly $2 million on permits...

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2018-04-24 14:57 | Roseburg announced that Pete Hancock has accepted the position of Roanoke Timberlands Manager, effective May 7, 2018. In this role, Hancock will oversee the day-to-day harvest and land management activities on Roseburg’s 158,000-acre fee land base in North Carolina and Virginia.

A 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Pete Hancock has built an...

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2018-04-24 14:39 | As part of the recent restructuring of Roseburg’s Resource business, Keith Eibel has been promoted to Director of Roseburg’s chip business and the Coos Bay Shipping Terminal.

“Keith Eibel has been instrumental in establishing Roseburg as the largest exporter of wood chips in North America,” Senior Vice President of Resources Scott Folk said. “He...

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2018-04-24 14:11 | West Fraser announced Ted Seraphim’s plan to retire as CEO at the end of the 2Q 2019. West Fraser also announced the appointment of Ray Ferris, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, as President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Ray will be appointed CEO upon Ted’s retirement next year.

Ray Ferris has been with West Fraser since 1997 and has progressed through a series of key leadership roles. He was appointed West Fraser’...

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2018-04-24 13:56 | Tigercat has announced that Kusiah McCullough has been appointed to the position of factory representative for Washington and Oregon.

Based in Shelton, Washington, Kusiah McCullough has been involved in many aspects of the logging industry in the Pacific northwest for his entire working career. His specialties include steep ground logging application with a lot of seat time in both the Tigercat LS855C shovel and the L870 series feller bunchers. Kusiah...

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2018-04-24 12:51 | The new Russian forest inventory and planning instruction has been officially published and will come into force on May 4, 2018. See more details in Russian here: Новая Лесоустроительная инструкция официально опубликована и вступит в силу 4 мая 2018 года

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2018-04-24 12:31 | In 2017, Tigercat developed and released its most compact skidder platfrom, the 602 series. The prototype 602 skidder was sent to France last summer to be fitted with a Belgian designed and manufactured swing boom for use in mountain regions of Europe.

Now the 602 is available as a cable skidder suited to pockets of North America and other traditional winch skidder markets. The 602 cable skidder is ideal for high value selective hardwood logging and for retrieving timber from steep slopes...

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2018-04-24 06:12 | The annual Bonn Climate Change Conference is the interim meeting to the UNFCCC’s larger Conference of Parties (COP) that occurs each year. IFSA will be sending a student delegation to observe and report back upon: The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48),  the forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice(SBSTA … Continue reading...

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2018-04-24 01:47 | CO2 emitted by transport, farming, buildings and waste must be cut by 30% across the EU, and CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use must balance out by 2030. Source: Eureporter These are the aims of two draft EU laws adopted by the European Parliament. EU targets are to be turned into binding national targets for sectors which are not covered by the current EU Emissions Trading Scheme, i.e. agriculture, transport, building and waste, which together account for about 60% of the EU’s...

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2018-04-24 01:41 | Sydney businessmen the Elomar brothers were busy in 2014, apart from other indiscretions the pair struck a deal that year, paying $6 million for a logging company only to end up negotiating a $9 million payment from the previous owners after a dispute. Source: The Canberra Times The case, now before the courts, involves the forests of Papua New Guinea and a development fund meant to help lift locals out of poverty. And it hinges on claims that another businessman stole more than $10 million in...

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2018-04-24 01:40 | In the 2015/16 financial year (31 October), US-American Deere & Company generated turnover of US$4.900bn with its construction and forestry machinery. Source: Euwid The associated decline of 18% therefore matches the last turnover forecast quoted after the third quarter. Prior to that, forecasts had been continually corrected. One year ago, Deere had forecast a year-on-year fall in turnover in the 2015/2016 financial year for the Construction and Forestry division of 5%. After the first...

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2018-04-24 01:40 | A number of planned fires will be undertaken by Sustainable Timber Tasmania on Sunday. Source: The Advocate A Sustainable Timber Tasmania spokesperson said statewide burns would improve the safety of the community production forests and other identified high priority areas. The spokesperson said burns would also assist with the regeneration of harvested forests. The burns must cohere with a Coordinated Smoke Management System in place across Tasmania. The system, developed in partnership with...

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2018-04-24 01:39 | One of the most popular learning tools on New Zealand’s Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) campus at the moment is the institute’s new logging truck, which is enabling students to get real-time experience in the forests and on difficult forestry roads. Source: Gisborne Herald Commercial Road Transport graduates are getting snapped up as soon as they get their Class 5 licence to operate a truck and trailer unit like the one that will soon be sporting full EIT colours. Having the truck means...

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2018-04-24 01:37 | Forest owner Whitikau Holdings Ltd was fined NZ$57,000 after pleading guilty to five charges of contravening the Resource Management Act. The fines relate to a pine forest south-east of Ōpōtiki. Source: Stuff NZ District Court and Environmental Judge Melanie Harland said the actions of Whitikau Holdings Ltd was extremely reckless and bordered on deliberate. Whitikau was fined NZ$57,000 after pleading guilty to five charges of contravening the Resource Management Act. Forest owner Whitikau...

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2018-04-24 01:36 | Launching the “NGT Foundation” is a major step towards securing the future of Nature Glenelg Trust’s reserves in the Green Triangle region. Source: Timberbiz Since the Nature Glenelg Trust began in January 2012, the organisation has secured three strategically located reserves in the Green Triangle region of SA and Victoria: Eaglehawk Waterhole in December 2013, 1700 acres near Frances; Mt Burr Swamp in September 2016, 750 acres near Glencoe; and, Kurrawonga, announced in March 2018, 100 acres...

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2018-04-24 01:32 | A Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, was today bequeathed to the Canadian people as a gift to mark 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867. Source: Timberbiz The Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct, until it was rediscovered in NSW in 1994, previously known only through 90 to 200 million year-old fossils. Head of Plant Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Marion Healy, congratulated the people of Canada on reaching this...

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2018-04-24 01:31 | Australia’s consumption of paper and paperboard will fall over the five years to 2022, according to the latest analysis and forecasts by pulp and paper industry market experts IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Some sectors – like tissue and packaging – are growing quite strongly according to the consumption projections in the new report, but the printing & communication sector and unsurprisingly, the newsprint sector, will not perform as well. “Forecasts are provided based on...

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