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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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2018-02-24 04:02 |

In early February the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA ran this story about how the Colville National Forest is starting to gain traction in terms of forest management. Colville National forest poised to set records as both timber harvest, restoration increase It’s a good story, but admittedly it is probably a little too eager on the getting … Continue reading "Forests of Abundance"

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2018-02-23 22:54 |

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2018-02-23 18:28 |

Admission prompts calls for transparency over Tokyo 2020 supply chain with timber sourced from deforestation hotspot

The post Tokyo 2020 Olympics confirms use of rainforest timber in stadium build appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-02-23 18:00 | Sally Aitken has been named this year’s recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence by LifeSciences BC.

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2018-02-23 14:55 |

Australian researchers have developed a world-leading genetic DNA testing system that can predict key commercial attributes of an adult eucalyptus tree from a single seedling leaf, and provide a strong return on investment to forest growers.

With research funding from Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and industry to validate the technology, this breakthrough could enable foresters to dramatically reduce the breeding cycle of Eucalyptus...

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2018-02-23 14:43 |

It’s being announced that Prue Younger has accepted the position as Chief Executive for FICA (Forest Industry Contractors Association). Prue will commence this role on April 1, 2018 in a part time capacity for the next 12 months, as she will continue as Eastland Wood Council CEO until a new appointment is made.

Prue has an extensive background in marketing, promotions & event management. She has several governance roles and chair positions in...

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2018-02-23 14:27 |

KiwiRail is reaping the benefits of an innovative growth strategy for its NZ forestry business designed to make the best use of its wagon fleet. Its financial result released this week shows an 8% revenue increase in its overall forestry business in just the six months to December. That is being driven by strong growth in the volume of logs.

“We have been working closely with the industry to maximise our ability to meet the wall of wood now coming...

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2018-02-23 14:05 |

The NZ Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme. The programme, to see a billion trees planted over 10 years, is part of the coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First.

The government-owned forestry organisation Crown Forestry is writing to landowners offering to go into joint ventures to plant un-forested land with radiata pine. The Crown would pay for the cost of establishing the forests, and...

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2018-02-23 01:31 |

The Department of Interior employs around 70,000 people and oversees a broad array of federal programs, from land management agencies like the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service to relationships with tribal nations through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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2018-02-23 01:19 |

Half a year after a memorable fire season shrouded Montana in thick gray skies, burned more than a million acres and caused tens of millions of dollars in budget shortfalls, scientists at the University of Montana are saying Montanans should get used to it.

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2018-02-23 01:08 |

Will Novy-Hildesley has extensive experience with the forest sector, developing new initiatives, and leading multi-stakeholder brand initiatives that bridge for-profit/non-profit and government.

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2018-02-23 00:41 |

Butch Tanzey of Wallowa watches his son, Brandon, turning logging slash into mulch.

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2018-02-23 00:30 |

The bright flames of a raging wildfire and the aftermath it leaves behind may cause many to think that the biggest forest danger in the west is unrestrained fire, but the reality is actually much quieter and much, much smaller.

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2018-02-23 00:00 |

Maintaining productive, diverse and healthy forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, this can only be accomplished through political will and concerted action across sectors, stakeholders and institutions at all levels.


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2018-02-23 00:00 |

Deforestation is driven by human activity, but by employing innovative technologies to predict and monitor changes in land use, countries will be far better equipped to halt its spread, a panel session heard on Thursday during the final day of a major international conference on halting deforestation and increasing forest cover.


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2018-02-22 22:46 | This Review from The Forests Dialogue (TFD) seeks to share and synthesize the experiences of TFD dialogue participants, thought leaders, and partner organizations with community engagement in forest landscapes.

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2018-02-22 21:15 |

(Prince George, BC) – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is launching its 2018 scholarship program and is seeking students entering post-secondary programs to apply. Ten $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in professional, technical, or trades studies at specific interior institutions with the goal of pursuing a career in the […]

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2018-02-22 20:35 | This month we hear from Somenath Mukhopadhyay, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Woodsy Fancy. How do you feel about forests? “I am a teacher by profession, in a higher secondary school in India, and I am...

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2018-02-22 19:54 | ECLAC’s Statistical Yearbook finds that Latin America and the Caribbean have lost 97 million hectares of forest between 1990 and 2015, and the region’s harvested areas continue to increase, primarily for soybean production. The annual report provides economic, environmental and socio-demographic indicators that allow for comparison across countries.

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