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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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2017-08-09 22:48 | Citation Barry J. Cooke, Allan L. Carroll. "Predicting the risk of mountain pine beetle spread to eastern pine forests: Considering uncertainty in uncertain times." Forest Ecology and Management. Volume 396: 11-25. 2017 doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.04.008 Abstract Since the mountain pine beetle (MPB) breached the Rocky Mountains and first appeared in the province of Alberta,...

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2017-08-09 22:22 | Citation Isobel Phoebus, Gernot Segelbacher, Gordon B. Stenhouse. "Do large carnivores use riparian zones? Ecological implications for forest management." Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 402: 157-165. 2017. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.07.037 Abstract

As part of forest management guidelines, most North American jurisdictions require the preservation of forested areas...

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2017-08-09 17:56 | According to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), urgent measures need to be taken to protect Canada’s endangered whales. The establishment of marine protected areas that provide much needed protection from vessel noise and ship strike, entanglement with fishing gear, pollution, and oil and gas activities are vital to these and other species’ survival.

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2017-08-09 14:05 |

Community members analyzing a map during a Participatory GIS (PGIS) mapping exercise. PGIS places control on access and use of culturally sensitive spatial data in the hands of those communities who generated it. All Photos by our member in Iran, CENESTA. This photo essay is originally published in Intercontinental Cry.


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2017-08-09 12:46 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. & MONTREAL----Aug. 7, 2017-- Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:
RYAM) (“Rayonier Advanced Materials”) and Tembec Inc. (TSX: TMB) (“Tembec”) announced today that the
Québec Superior Court issued a final order approving the previously announced statutory arrangement under Section 192
of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Transaction”) involving the acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials
of all of the outstanding shares of Tembec...

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2017-08-09 12:43 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2017 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017, including net sales of $585 million, a net loss of $49 million, and adjusted EBITDA of $(4) million.

"Despite a challenging second quarter in which profitability was hampered by lower volume and pricing, rising input costs and inventory reduction initiatives, Verso is building momentum toward significantly improved results in the...

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2017-08-09 12:29 |

Wood products trade between China and Australia In the first half of 2017 the value of wood products trade between China and Australia rose 17% to US$1,680 million from the same period of 2016 reports www.Woodweek.com

Of the total, the value of China’s wood products imports from Australia grew 23% to US$790 million. The value of log and waste paper imports rose 47% and 41% respectively.

The value of China’s wood products exports to...

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2017-08-09 12:22 | STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 8, 2017 -- Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) reported revenue of $622 million for the second quarter 2017, up 16 percent compared to $538 million in the second quarter 2016 and up 9 percent compared to $569 million in the first quarter 2017. Income from operations of $55 million in the quarter increased from $9 million in the year-ago quarter and $16 million in the prior quarter. Net income attributable to Tronox Limited of $3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, which...

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2017-08-09 12:10 |

PRINOTH has announced CG Equipment located in Southern Ontario, Canada as its newest tracked vehicles’ dealer in Canada.

CG Equipment has been added as a PRINOTH dealer to represent the PANTHER line-up in Ontario where there is an influx of activity. Well-established as a construction dealer, CG Equipment will service the province’s various markets as well as other off-road projects and industries.

Having announced many new partners in the past few months, PRINOTH is proud to...

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2017-08-09 11:40 | Zimbabwe, August 2017One of FairWild’s newest certification scheme entrants, B’Ayoba, is a natural ingredients company that supplies Baobab Adansonia digitata products, ethically and sustainably wild harvested in partnership with rural producer communities around Zimbabwe.

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2017-08-09 09:25 | Bogor, Indonésie, le 9 août 2017 Pour de nombreuses familles rurales en Afrique centrale, la chasse joue un rôle primordial...

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2017-08-08 22:29 |

The Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Oregon State University College of Forestry and private, state and federal organizations to address challenges to the management of Douglas fir in Oregon and Washington caused by the Swiss needle cast epidemic...(more)

Additional Information: Swiss Needle Cast...

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2017-08-08 17:52 | Representatives from 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) resumed negotiations on a regional agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, and the promotion of a new development paradigm that prioritizes equality and environmental sustainability. Saint Lucia became the 24th signatory country to the Declaration on the Application of Principle 10 in LAC.

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2017-08-08 13:20 |

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) today announced it has entered into an arrangement agreement to acquire Watkins, Minn.-based International Barrier Technology Inc. (Barrier) for $22 million.  The agreement is for 100 percent of the shares of Barrier, a British Columbia company publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange, making Barrier a wholly owned subsidiary of LP.

The transaction is subject to the approval of the Barrier shareholders and satisfaction of customary...

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2017-08-08 13:09 |

The US pellet plants have produced a total of 1,727 million tonnes of pellets during the first quarter of 2017, 5.4% more than in the same period last year.

According to figures of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy, production of pellets for the heating market and of industrial pellets developed along contradictory lines. Whereas production of industrial pellets increased by 11.5% to 1,364 million tonnes in the first three months,...

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2017-08-08 12:59 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Hans Ekman as Vice President, Forestry & Recycling Cranes as of 14 August 2017. He will report to Joakim Andersson, head of Hiab’s Cranes Business Line, and be part of the Cranes Leadership Team. Hans is located in Raisio, Finland.

“Hans has worked for Hiab’s Demountables Business Line since 2001 in several roles, most recently as Director for Sales & Product Business Management in Demountables. Hans has gained excellent...

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2017-08-08 12:29 |

Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Numatic Engineering. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1, 2017.

Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has over sixty years of experience selling and supporting automation components. Their vast product offering ranges from pneumatic automation to electrical motion controls, PLCs, VFDs, machine vision, sensors and...

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2017-08-08 12:11 | DALLAS, TEXAS.Aug 7, 2017. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) today reported net income of $196.5 million, or $1.70 per share, in the second quarter of 2017 compared to net income of $1.7 million, or $.01 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. For the first six months of 2017, Kronos Worldwide reported net income of $233.3 million, or $2.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.1 million, or $.02 per share in the first six months of 2016. We reported higher net income in the 2017 periods...

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2017-08-08 12:10 | DALLAS, TEXAS - Aug 7, 2017 - Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of fifteen cents ($0.15) per share on its common stock, payable on September 21, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 5, 2017.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a major international producer of titanium dioxide products....

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2017-08-08 12:00 | APPLETON, Wis., Aug. 7, 2017 -- Appvion recorded second quarter operating income of $5.1 million compared to operating income of $3.9 million for second quarter 2016. The improved earnings in second quarter 2017 were driven by volume growth for the Company's tag, label and entertainment (TLE) products and carbonless papers segment. Continued execution of profit improvement initiatives, improved manufacturing performance, and lower selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses also...


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