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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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2017-04-26 22:14 |

The fRI Research Healthy Landscapes Program is hosting a series of dialogue sessions to facilitate discussions around ecosystem-based management, healthy forests, and forest management in Alberta.

The attached poster explains the purpose, the process, and introduces the team who will lead the sessions.

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2017-04-26 21:03 |

Published April 25th, 2017 by Andrew Duffy and Lindsay Kines for the Times Colonist – Source The U.S.’s levying of “anti-subsidy” duties on Canadian lumber imports sent a shiver through the coastal forest industry and a tremor through the provincial election campaign Tuesday. Tariffs of between 3.02 and 24.12 per cent are to be imposed beginning May 1 on five large Canadian producers, and 19.88 per …

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2017-04-26 15:00 |



Minister of State for Forestry Andrew Doyle TD addressed the Council of the European Forest Institute in its meeting at Dublin Castle today. Ireland holds the Chairmanship of the Council for the period 2017–2020, with Professor Ted Farrell as Chair.

Minister Doyle said he was pleased to see EFI grow and develop. Ireland has been actively involved in the institute’s work from the early days on. The Minister went on to say:

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2017-04-26 14:58 | 26 April, 2017

Bogotá 25 April: We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different...

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2017-04-26 13:23 | MOBILE, Ala., Apr 25, 2017 -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment of $75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama. This plant, to be constructed over a two-year period, is expected to improve the facility's long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost its overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark.

"The Mobile team is excited about the role this state-of-the-art energy supply...

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2017-04-26 13:21 | Apr 26, 2017--- Metsä Board is delighted to announce the startup of its new extrusion coating line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The new state-of the-art coating line has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes and represented an investment of EUR 38 million. At the same site Metsä Board operates a 270,000 tonnes efficient linerboard machine and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production at the beginning of 2016 with yearly capacity of 400,000 tonnes.
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2017-04-26 12:50 |

Can communities and legislation stop Indonesian peatfires?

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2017-04-26 12:26 | Worms can be the solution to the huge problem with recycling of plastic. The larvae of the wax moth Galleria mellonella, bio-degradiates plastics really fast and produces ethylene glycol, a Spanish researcher found out. Read more in Current Biology!

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2017-04-26 10:05 |

  Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers’ become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast Asia, the rice bowl of the world....

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2017-04-26 05:53 | Homebuilder stocks fell on concern new tariffs by the Trump administration on Canadian softwood lumber imports will raise costs. Source: CNBC News The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) fell about 1%. PulteGroup’s stock closed down almost 4%, and Toll Brothers shares ended the day nearly 1% lower. PulteGroup also said its first-quarter results missed analyst estimates. Shares of DR Horton also pulled back, closing down over 1%. “We expect builders to attempt to combine surcharges to...

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2017-04-26 05:52 | The Trump administration is taking retaliatory action against Canada over a decades-old trade dispute, moving to impose a 20% tariff on softwood timber that is typically used to build single-family homes, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday. Source: The Australian Mr Ross said the tariff would be applied retrospectively and imposed on Canadian exports to the US of about $US5 billion ($6.6bn) a year. He said the dispute centred on Canadian provinces that had been allegedly allowing...

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2017-04-26 05:51 | Logging of Victoria’s native ash forests would be banned under an unprecedented legal challenge. Source: The Weekly Times Green group Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum has called on Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to “prohibit any activity damaging to critical habitat of the Leadbeater’s possum, including timber harvesting operations, immediately”. Group president Steve Meacher called on Ms D’Ambrosio to declare an Interim Conservation Order across more than 170,000 hectares of ash forest in...

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2017-04-26 05:48 | The Cooroora Woodworkers will be holding its 28th annual Wood and Craft Show on May 12 and 13. Source: Sunshine Coast Daily The show will be held in the Cooroora Woodworkers’ clubhouse and surrounding precinct at 8 Lowermill Rd, Cooroy. The organisers are confident that the 2017 show will be the best show ever. The heart of the show is always where regional woodworking clubs compete in the interclub competition and students try their hand in the schools’ competition, as well as club...

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2017-04-26 05:47 | That same pesky pine pollen that gets up your nose and coats your windscreen with yellow dust could also be altering some of the world’s deepest ecosystems. Source: New Zealand Herald Scientists from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) say pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean. Niwa scientists have analysed sediment samples from the Kermadec and...

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2017-04-26 05:46 | Rain and wind from the ex-cyclones which lashed New Zealand’s central and lower North Island in the past fortnight, slowed production rates and damaged trees, AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick said in his monthly forestry market report. Source: TVNZ “This should slow offerings to the market, but will obviously only benefit those not impacted by the weather.” AgriHQ’s Brick noted that the East Coast and Hawke’s Bay were significantly impacted, areas which account for about 17%...

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2017-04-26 05:43 | One of Australia’s most influential indigenous leaders believes the rest of the nation could learn from what the Gumatj Corporation is achieving in the business world. Source: NT News Under the watchful eye of Galarrwuy Yunupingu, a former Australian of the Year, and the Gumatj Corporation board, the Yolngu in Arnhem Land have created a diverse range of businesses from construction through to cattle to mining. A key piece of the future will be the issuing of 99-year leases which will offer...

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2017-04-26 05:42 | Australia is the seventh most forested country in the world and Australians have more forest per person than most other countries except for the Canadians and the Russians according to the Australian Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz Rob de Fégely, National President of the Australian Institute of Foresters presented a grim picture of Australia’s contribution to managing renewable forest and plantation resources to the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference in India this month. “It is a...

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2017-04-26 05:41 | The NSW Forest Industries Taskforce met in Tumut last week, with Minister for Forestry Paul Toole and major industry representatives in attendance. Source: Tumut and Adelong Times Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire said having the Minister in Tumut meant he could see the impact of forestry here first-hand. “It enables a lot of people from other regions to see the dynamics of Tumut, Tumbarumba, and Batlow, and see what it is that we do,” he said. “It’s a sharing of ideas, and to have the minister...

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2017-04-26 05:41 | A planned burn-off is due to take place in the Beecher State Forest area over the next few days. Source: Gladstone Observer The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is set to conduct the burn-off until Friday, according to a QPWS statement. The fire may be called off if weather conditions become unfavourable. Smoke may be seen in the Gladstone, Calliope, Beecher and Burua areas, the statement said. Motorists are advised to drive safely to conditions if travelling through the area due to the ...

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2017-04-26 03:33 | The Trump administration seized on the decision to slap tariffs on the industry’s exports as a way to demonstrate the president’s tough-on-trade posture.

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