International Paper (IP)
Interforest conducted an assessment of IP's Division of Forest Resources,
which manages land holdings in the southeast, Gulf coast and northeast.
The objectives were to define the characteristics of a world-class forest
products company and its approach to sustainable development, particularly
including professional development of its staff; assess IP's current Forest
Resources organization and activities in comparison to the world-class
benchmark; and use the assessment to suggest opportunities that would
move IP rapidly toward the benchmark.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL)
Working with TPL and other private and state organizations, Interforest
helped identify landscape-level conservation and economic goals for the
171,000 acre Connecticut River Headwaters Project in northern New Hampshire.
We brought together numerous stakeholders to identify conservation and
economic goals. We used a sophisticated planning and modeling approach,
the Scheduling and Network Analysis Program (SNAP), to model landowner
objectives. The spatially explicit output of this approach can be used
to develop draft management plans that meet all stated objectives.
Intertribal Timber Council (ITC)
The Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) contracted directly with Interforest
to manage the second national assessment of tribal forestry by the Indian
Forestry Management Assessment Team (IFMAT II). This national level assessment
compares current tribal forestry programs with conditions in 1992, when
IFMAT I analyzed tribal forestry, to determine if improvement has been
made. The assessment takes into account the unique nature of tribal forestry
as well as universal forestry issues, such as globalization of timber
markets and carbon sequestration, in order to provide a robust analysis
of tribal forestry in a new millennium. By evaluating specific tribal
reservation forests around the country, IFMAT is able to determine the
general condition of tribal forestry and make recommendations for the
Intertribal Timber Council. The analysis and recommendations affect Tribes
and Federal administration of trust responsibility.
Open Space Institute - Northern Forest Protection Fund
Interforest provides consulting services to review and analyze applications
for grants to purchase protected lands, working forest easements, and
recreational easements, including the application of certification as
a monitoring protocol. Interforest also reviews ongoing and projected
forest operations, proposed easements, and integrated assessment of projects
across multiple scales and objectives.
State of Maine, Bureau of Parks and Lands
Interforest coordinated an overlapping SFI and FSC certification team
for State of Maine Public Lands (500,000 acres). This forest is managed
for financial return, ecological protection and recreational use.
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental
Interforest coordinated a dual SFI and FSC certification team for Yale
University forest (8,000 acres). This is a working forest, used also for
research and education.
The Pacific Lumber Company
Interforest leads the SFI certification for Pacific Lumber Company (200,000
ac). PALCO's forests are in the heart of the redwood region, arguably
the most valuable and productive forests in the world. The team was asked
to review issues relating to management of old growth stands, roads, and
endangered species protection.
The Klamath Tribes
Interforest worked with the Klamath Tribes to develop a Forest Sustainability
Strategy and Plan for approximately 700,000 acres in Southern Oregon as
part of a program intended to restore tribal trust lands.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Gap Analysis. Interforest assisted
with the development of an ISO system constructed on the framework of
its SFI program.
Review of range of certification options including a report on alternatives
for assuring sustainable forest management.
Certification options review and strategic plan. The plan called for changes
in harvesting practices to develop more late seral habitat as well as
greater input from the various stakeholders. The changes to silvicultural
treatments have led to improved aesthetics, wildlife habitats and biological
health and growth of the forest trees. The project involved managing all
native species in an economically efficient manner.
The Candlewood Timber Group, Inc.
Development of comprehensive sustainability strategy, including a review
of certification options. Interforest created a unique partnership arrangement
involving ownership and involvement of the local stakeholders, private
financing, local political support, regional university research support,
and an interdisciplinary project management team to develop and implement
the long-term management plan, provided by Interforest. All of the practices
on the property are certifiable, although formal certification has been
postponed until one of the certifying bodies emerges as a leader.
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