Forest Planning

MB&G helps clients achieve forest management goals through strategic forest planning and timber harvest scheduling.

ProjectLinkGraphic_GIS_ForestPlanningMB&G’s forest planners work with private, state, federal, tribal forest land managers to develop mid and long term forest management plans.  We seek effective and efficient forest management solutions that that meet the client’s objectives.  Some forest plans focus primarily on financial objectives, while others strike a balance between a variety of competing objectives like habitat production, forest resilience and financial returns.  Over the past 20 years, we have worked on more than 160 forestland properties covering over 65 million acres of private, federal, state and Tribal forest lands.

MB&G’s forest planners work with private, state, federal, tribal forest land managers to develop mid and long term forest management plans that meet the client’s objectives.  Some plans focus primarily on financial objectives, others seek a balance between a variety of competing objectives like habitat production, forest resilience and financial returns.  Over the past 20 years, we have worked on more than 160 properties covering over 65 million acres.

An example of some recent projects include:

  • Public Forest Planning – We developed a set of forest management models to help the BLM evaluate alternative management strategies for the 2.5 million O&C lands in Western Oregon.
  • Private Forest Planning – We develop forest management plans for private landowners that seek to balance benefits between current and future beneficiaries.
  • Tribal Forest Planning – We developed a forest plan designed to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire while protecting riparian function in stream-side management zones.
  • Due Diligence – We develop forest management plans that help bidders project and evaluate harvest and cash flows from large forestland estates.