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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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2017-08-10 12:07 | Aug 9,2017 -- Voith Paper, Huazhang Technology, Jianhui Paper and Jinzhou Paper reached an agreement to rebuild the headboxes and shoe presses of existing paper machines. Under this new contract, Voith Paper has been commissioned to rebuild the headboxes and shoe presses of Jianhui PM 3 and PM 4 as well as Jinzhou PM 3 and PM 4.

; and P&S Rebuilding Business Director of Voith Paper China, Mr. Jason Jiang.

The rebuilds will lead to an increase in production...

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2017-08-10 12:06 | KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Aug. 9, 2017 ---- Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, announces that it will close its packaging plant in Maspeth, New York, as part of the Corporation's modernization and optimization efforts in the Northeastern United States.

"To support our future development and better serve our customers, we are announcing today that the Maspeth plant's output will gradually be redeployed to our...

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2017-08-10 12:05 | MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--Aug. 9, 2017-- - KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) (TSX:KPT) reports the Q2 2017 financial and operational results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP). Kruger Products is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for the Consumer market (Cashmere, Purex, SpongeTowels, Scotties, and White Swan) and the Away-From-Home market, and continues to grow in the U.S. Consumer tissue business with the White Cloud® brand and premium private label products. KPT currently holds a...

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2017-08-10 12:04 | MACON, GA, Aug. 9, 2017 --- Irving Consumer Products is pleased to announce the expansion of its United States business operations with the construction of a new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Georgia. The new plant will create over 200 jobs and allow the company to double its ThruAir Dry capacity, increasing it by 75,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 15 million cases.

"We're pleased to be expanding our business in the United States. We're excited by the...

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2017-08-10 10:38 |

The framework for a 10-year softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States could be reached in the coming weeks, an industry analyst says, citing discussions with unnamed trade contacts.

In a report released on Thursday, Hamir Patel of CIBC World Markets Inc. said a deal setting quotas on Canadian softwood exports could be acceptable to the U.S. lumber industry if Canada drops several demands. That would include withdrawing a request that New Brunswick be excluded from...

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2017-08-10 06:51 |

The Mineral County Commissioners moved to join the American Forest Resource Council.

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2017-08-10 05:40 |

The Globe and Mail recently published an article by Gloria Galloway describing a national charity that was taking our federal environment minister to court for allegedly failing in her responsibility to monitor the protection of “endangered boreal woodland caribou.

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2017-08-10 04:46 |

Quarter of a Million People Say NO to First-Ever GE Forest Tree

*Photo by Orin Langelle of the wildfires in Chile

By: Anne Petermann

As a result of a national coalition effort including forest protection groups, Indigenous Peoples Organizations, anti-GMO and food safety groups, and climate justice organizations and including scientists, foresters, and ecologists, well over a quarter of a million people (280,000) and 600 organizations submitted comments yesterday...

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2017-08-10 01:34 | A conservationist in Solomon Islands is calling for an investigation into the legality of a logging operation that allegedly destroyed two hectares of mangroves in Malaita province. Source: Radio New Zealand John Atitete helps run a conservation initiative in East Are’Are in South Malaita protecting mangroves and marine ecosystems. Mr Atitete said the Malaysian-owned Mega Logging Company was required to assess the environmental impact operation at Rurata in March. He said it was then...

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2017-08-10 01:32 | The EU has warned Poland to obey a ban on logging in Europe’s last primeval woodland, saying it would add any breach to a broader Brussels case against Warsaw over democratic standards. Source: Yahoo 7 News Poland’s right-wing government vowed that logging would continue in the ancient Bialowieza forest despite an injunction issued last week by the European Court of Justice, the bloc’s top court. “If it is confirmed that the logging continues to take place in the...

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2017-08-10 01:31 | As building materials quite rightly face scrutiny with regards to compliance, the specifying of certified, quality products for construction is increasingly necessary. Source: Timberbiz Hyne Timber can confirm its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) has been independently certified by Bureau Veritas, a JAS-ANZ accredited third-party Certification Body, under the ‘S’ Mark Product Certification Scheme. The ‘S’ Mark is an Australasian stamp of assurance, confirming to the design...

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2017-08-10 01:31 | Nathan Trushell has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of VicForests following a successful period of acting CEO. Source: Timberbiz VicForests’ Board Chair, Michael Humphris, said Mr Trushell brings a wealth of experience in the Victorian native timber industry. “It is with great pleasure that I announce Mr Trushell as VicForests’ CEO,” Mr Humphris said. “Mr Trushell has more than 20 years’ experience in natural resource management, much of which he held various senior forestry...

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2017-08-10 01:30 | Auckland Council has released its latest report into kauri dieback, which found the number of trees with the devastating disease more than doubled in five years. Several of the most popular tracks were closed in 2015 to try to prevent kauri dieback spreading on people’s shoes. But the report said that was not working and has called for an independent review to look at the merits and practicalities of banning the public from the entire regional park. The report’s authors said the ...

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2017-08-10 01:27 | Tensions between Tasmania’s long-held identity as a logging state and its emerging brand as an ecotourism destination are being put to the test in Derby. Source: ABC News The small north-east Tasmanian town is caught in a political fight over legislation that could open parts of its world-renowned mountain bike trail to logging. In recent years, Derby and the surrounding region have suffered from a decline in traditional industries like mining and forestry. “I’ve seen it go up...

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2017-08-10 01:26 | Fed up with fixing design errors in the properties he buys, Sir Bob Jones says he has designed a “faultless” office building. Source: Stuff NZ Property mogul Sir Bob Jones plans to take the timber industry to new heights, by erecting the world’s tallest wooden office building in central Wellington. Mr Jones has announced plans to demolish the Leader’s Building on Featherston St, to make way for a new 12-storey office block. Standing 52 metres tall, it is due to be...

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2017-08-10 01:25 | A draft bill to revamp regulations for native forestry in NSW was slammed as “overly complex” and inequitable, and it failed to address “an inherent conflict of interest” in the oversight of state-owned Forestry Corp. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Documents obtained by Fairfax Media show the NSW Environment Protection Authority found the government’s draft native forestry bill unfairly favoured Forestry Corp by remove licensing requirements for the corporation...

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2017-08-10 01:23 | Forestry Corporation firefighters from Eden, Walcha, Grafton and Casino have been deployed to Canada as part of a 100-strong Australian taskforce assisting in bushfire fighting in British Columbia, Canada. Source: Timberbiz Amba Addinsall from Eden, Matt Hagon from Grafton, Brian Lynch from Walcha and Dan Allen from Casino are all advanced firefighters with experience in steep forested country. Forestry Corporation of NSW Forest Protection Manager Karel Zejbrlik said the taskforce had been...

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2017-08-10 01:16 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has announced the finalists of the 2017 national Forest Industry Innovation Awards. Source: Timberbiz AFPA Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said he was delighted with the quality of nominations received for the prestigious inaugural awards, which will be presented at the industry’s gala dinner to be held at Parliament House on 12 September. “I would like to thank everyone who entered the 2017 Forest Industry Innovation Awards and extend my...

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2017-08-10 00:18 | Up Sheep Creek

July 12, 2017

The Caribou Program ventured into the wilds of Sheep Creek for our third shift investigating high residency habitat for Woodland Caribou in particular the Redrock- Prairie Creek herds. We set up our quaint home at the Sheep Creek campground, a short truck ride away from our sites. This shift, we were joined with a badass volunteer, Gillian Fraser (@gillianfras), a graduate student from the University of Victoria completing a...

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2017-08-09 23:08 |

“In low severity spots, if you weren’t looking for the markers of fire, you wouldn’t know that it had burned,” said Sara M. Galbraith, a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “The canopy is completely closed, and the trees are usually older. There isn’t...(more)

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