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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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2017-06-21 20:26 | Today, and everyday, the Faculty of Forestry honors the Musqueam people, on whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory we do our work. UBC Forestry has the privilege of working with many Indigenous communities from geographically diverse territories. In honour of these communities and National Aboriginal History month, we would like to highlight some of these research projects taking place around the world.

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2017-06-21 20:04 |

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, TimberWest is proud to announce its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at a seven-week art show in September hosted at the Nanaimo Art Gallery at Vancouver Island University …

The post...

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2017-06-21 19:33 | Rainforest Foundation UK has today written to Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, asking her to prevent Norwegian funding for an industrial logging project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The proposed project would hand over 20 million hectares of forest to timber companies. Funding for the project would come from Central Africa Forest Initiative (CAFI), […]

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2017-06-21 18:53 | Forest services can continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, new research suggests.

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2017-06-21 15:24 |

To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.

“Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating out in the field has always been a major concern for the industry. When tree damage occurs, it...

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2017-06-21 15:09 |

Signatories of this letter welcome the Clean Energy Package as the means to set in place new rules for a consumer-centred European energy system, by implementing the three stated EU objectives: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.
Demand side flexibility is a resource that not only benefits and empowers individual consumers, both private and professional, but also reduces total system costs,...

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2017-06-21 15:05 |

John Deere is adding to its best-in-class G-Series motor grader lineup with the addition of two models — the 620G/GP and 622G/GP. On display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the 620G/GP and 622G/GP are designed for cities, townships and contractors that prefer lighter and more fuel-efficient graders on the job. The Moline-based manufacturer is also adding a dual joystick option on all Grade Pro (GP) models, along with ripper-stow automation, courtesy lighting and an updated high-resolution reverse...

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2017-06-21 14:57 |

NZ structural log prices hit highest level in more than two decades – New Zealand structural log prices have hit their highest level in more than two decades as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet demand from the domestic market.

The price for structural S1 logs lifted to $124 a tonne this month from $123 a tonne last month and $114 a tonne at the same time last year, reaching the highest price for the grade since April 1994, according to AgriHQ...

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2017-06-21 14:52 |

Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks

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2017-06-21 13:51 | Investments of Finnish forest industry increased by 22 percent last year, reaching the amount of EUR 948 million, tells the […]

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2017-06-21 13:37 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21st June 2017—Some potentially good news to reduce the impact of illegal wildlife trade on threatened species occurred last night when the Vietnamese National Assembly approved the long awaited 2015 Penal Code. The Penal Code will come into force on 1st January 2018.

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2017-06-21 12:00 | June 21,2017 --Metsä Group made the decision concerning the largest investment in the history of Finnish forest industry in April 2015, and the large-scale project at Äänekoski has progressed as planned – on schedule and according to the budget – towards the mill’s start-up. At the moment, the bioproduct mill project is in the departments’ trial run and commissioning phase.

The mill start-up will begin in mid-August 2017, and pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will...

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2017-06-21 11:59 | SACRAMENTO, Calif.--June 21,2017 --Golden West Packaging Group LLC has acquired four independent packaging companies: Heritage Solutions, Inc., Capital Corrugated, Inc., PackageOne, Inc., Packaging Innovators Corporation; and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets, LLC.

This transaction creates a leading West Coast mill-independent system that provides custom packaging to a diversified customer base with an emphasis on the wine, food, produce and e-commerce markets. The...

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2017-06-21 11:50 | Preliminary results of the Finnish 12th National Forest Inventory from 2014–16 have been finalised. According to them, the timber stock […]

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2017-06-21 10:21 | Teak is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. Natural teak forests are declining. IUFRO scientists and other experts have synthesised globally available scientific information.

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2017-06-21 01:00 | This book covers NGP?s 10-year journey. In Part A we look at the development of the NGP concept: why this work matters, the principles behind ?new generation plantations?, and how the NGP process has evolved. Part B showcases stories of the role plantations are playing around key issues: forest restoration, water stewardship, socio-economic development, climate change and sustainable intensi cation. In Part C we look to the future, considering how plantations can contribute to major global...

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2017-06-20 23:59 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed the proposed changes to the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act tabled in the House of Commons on 15 June 2017.

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2017-06-20 19:55 | PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Austrian and Romanian national forest certification systems, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Romania is one of our newest national members, joining...

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