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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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2018-01-10 12:03 |

Tigercat continues to evolve the purpose-built 855 forestry carrier platform with the introduction of an improved cab.

The 855E machine platform can be configured as a harvester, feller buncher or shovel logger and is well recognized and field proven in some of the toughest forestry applications and climates on the planet.

The 855 E-series carriers takes line of sight to the next level with larger side windows, narrower side posts, more cab lights and standard equipped skyVIEW...

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2018-01-10 11:35 |

During November and December Renholmen has taken on five new contracts in Norway, Finland and Sweden.

“The sawmill industry is running flat out and views us as a competent partner. During the year we have made preparations to meet demand and simultaneously develop our offers,” says Bernt-Ove Andersson, Marketing Manager at Renholmen.

The Nordic sawmill industry is currently in a better state than it has been for some time and...

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2018-01-10 11:30 |

Washington DC has dominated headlines over the last year.  Some of it including Federal Land, but not much to do with the Forest Service. Forest fires being the possible exception.  It doesn’t mean things haven’t been going on behind the scenes.  With new leadership at the top, there seems to be some renewed optimism of … Continue reading "Forest Service Policy"

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2018-01-10 10:57 |

In autumn 2017, 6.7 million seedlings from Södra were planted. This represents an increase of 600,000 seedlings compared with autumn planting in 2016, and 1.9 million compared with 2015. In 2017, Södra supplied a total of 36.3 million seedlings.

Södra has set a record during autumn planting for the third consecutive year. Not since after the storm years of 2005 and 2007 have so many seedlings been planted in the autumn as in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The success factors include increased...

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2018-01-10 10:56 |

Blue Ridge Lumber will create seventeen new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million at the company’s lumber yard in Essex County.

The company is adding new dry kiln capacity to increase hardwood exports and has committed to purchase more than $5.2 million of Virginia-grown logs and lumber over the next three years. Blue Ridge Lumber has been selling Appalachian hardwoods since 1981, operating six facilities throughout Virginia and exporting...

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2018-01-10 08:33 |

Finding the connections between forests and Gross National Happiness

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2018-01-10 06:58 |

12 Diciembre, Quito  – El pasado 12 de Diciembre en las instalaciones del CONGOPE (Consorcio de Gobiernos Autónomos Provinciales del Ecuador) se llevó a cabo la reunión anual ampliada de la Mesa Sectorial de Bambú, (https://bambu.com.ec/mesa-sectorial-del-bambu/). La Mesa es un espacio de participación, un punto de encuentro entre los actores públicos y privados que están […]

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2018-01-10 04:52 |

If you take the road less traveled along the Pacific Coast, you will find yourself on the narrow, winding, two-lane Highway 1, which meanders through a collection of small California towns, along ocean cliffs and beaches.

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2018-01-10 03:21 |

    Adapting to a changing climate relies on knowledge, experience and accurate weather forecasts. In the rugged northwest of Viet Nam, female farmers have been learning how to obtain and use forecasts with help from the World...

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2018-01-10 01:08 |

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Panhandle and West Texas regions Wednesday with a small chance of a weather-caused phenomena called a Southern Plains Wildfire Outbreak.

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2018-01-09 23:09 |


Educational outreach team members who helped incorporate fire resistance ratings into the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Earth-Kind® Plant Selector were awarded a Superior Service Award for a Team today, Jan. 9, at a ceremony in Bryan, Texas.

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2018-01-09 21:58 | CPAWS welcomes support from more than 100 federal MPs and Senators that have signed a letter to the Minister of Finance asking for a historic investment in conservation in the upcoming federal budget.

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2018-01-09 19:07 |

Texas A&M AgriLife awards TFS forester for public service COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M AgriLife has awarded Andrew Crocker, Staff Forester for Texas A&M Forest Service, the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Pubic Service in Forestry. The award was presented Jan. 9 at the Agr

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2018-01-09 18:35 | The projects together could contribute over 30% to achievement of the Paris Agreement. Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director, called for a tenfold increase in climate finance that goes towards sustainable land use. The projects will include participation of all stakeholders, including women and indigenous peoples and local communities.

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2018-01-09 18:22 |

“They effectively roost at sea at night,” says Jim Rivers, a professor at OSU and one of the project leads. So far, the teams have caught 17 murrelets. Nelson and Rivers hope for at least 30—their permit allows up to 100—but they will take whatever they can get.(more)

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2018-01-09 17:57 | The 2018 HLPF will include: an in-depth review of six SDGs; Voluntary National Reviews by 48 Member States; a high-level discussion of the 2018 theme; and the SDG Business Forum, Local Authorities Forum, Partnerships Exchange and numerous side events. A revised set of guidelines for preparing VNRs is expected to be released in early 2018.

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2018-01-09 17:50 |

In recently published article in Biomass and Bioenergy journal, researchers from Finland and Norway found that policy choices will have strong impacts on the allocation of biomass use between heat and power production, and the production of liquid biofuels in European Economic Area. Moreover, it seems that European forest industry production will not be affected much by the increased competition for biomass with the energy sector. Click to continue… Background The Directive 2009/28/EC on...

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2018-01-09 14:17 |

RemaSawco receives an order for SEK 6.3 million ($770,538) from Vika Wood SIA in Latvia. The order comprises a complete system for optimisation, quality sorting and strength grading to be installed in the new dry sorter being built at the Vika Wood’s sawmill. The software includes RS-BoardScannerQ with additions RS-StrengthGrader and RS-EndSorter. Commissioning is planned for August-September 2018.

Together with this project, RemaSawco will upgrade the log sorting station....

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2018-01-09 14:03 |

Roseburg Forest Products has appointed Phil Odom as Business Manager for Roseburg’s Plywood and Lumber Business, effective January 1, 2018.

The newly created role consolidates the reporting structure of the company’s plywood and lumber sales organization. James (JT) Taylor, Kevin Smith and Kelly Robertson – sales managers for lumber, softwood plywood and hardwood plywood – will report to Odom. In addition, Central Planning Manager Patrick Schleisman and the plywood field sales team...

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2018-01-09 13:17 |

Roseburg Forest Products has announced that Steve Courtney will join the Roseburg team as the Director of Solid Wood Resource Procurement, effective Jan. 22, 2018. In this newly created role, Courtney will be responsible for planning, sourcing and managing the log supply requirements for the Solid Wood Business and will report directly to Steve Killgore, Senior Vice President of Solid Wood.

As a member of the Solid Wood operations leadership team...


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