Forest management

Eticwood supports public and private stakeholders in the forest management and wood industry sector by providing consultancies, technical assistances, analyses, advices and trainings.

By covering the entire sector, from the forest to the consumer, our team provides a complete expertise on the various aspects related to the sustainability of forests and their uses.

Our multidisciplinary team will support you in your process and implement monitoring methods adapted to your needs and values.

Forest Management Services

“Knowing your resource is the best way not to screw up! “

Quality management inventories are essentials for the development of pragmatic and relevant management plans from a responsible management perspective. Eticwood offers to develop, in consultation with its clients, inventory protocols that meet both legal requirements and planning needs. The implementation of these inventories can be monitored by our experts to ensure their smooth running and quality.

Eticwood also provides customized inventory data encoding system that automates processing and saves considerable time in the production of strategic databases.

The module “Management inventory” of the EticLog® application is available for our clients (more information here).

“A Management plans is for at least 20 years. It deserves a quality service! “

Eticwood provides support in the elaboration of management plans to constitute real planning and responsible management tools. The set of management measures proposed get along with the expectations and implementation capacities of our clients while respecting the international certification standards.

The understanding of the socio-economic context and biodiversity issues are fundamental for responsible management of forest areas.

Eticwood also assists in the preliminary assessments prior to the elaboration of management plans. We have the expertise to carry out and monitor:

  • Socio-economic studies, including participatory mapping
  • Biodiversity studies
  • Wildlife protection plans
  • GIS studies, mapping and stratification analyses
  • High Conservation Values studies

“An officially approved forest management plan is good! An implemented forest management plan is better! “

Eticwood elaborates, analyzes, or updates forest management plans in concert with the highest legal and environmental standards. We offer strategic support, structuring and supervision of monitoring systems to enable our clients to implement and  follow up their forest management: monitoring of production quotas and cutting area limits, compliance with social and environmental commitments, application of reduced impact logging standards, etc.

Eticwood offers technical and regulatory support in the fields of hygiene, health and safety of workers, as well as sustainable environmental management.

Along with our “forestry” services, our experts carry out diagnostics and internal audits on HSE aspects.

These services can be carried out in conjunction with our other activities and included in a tailor-made package.

The identification and interpretation of the High Conservation Values is an important step in the forest certification process, but also, where appropriate, a responsible management approach by the concessionaires involved.

These values fall into six broad categories: biodiversity concentration, large landscape-scale forests, threatened or rare ecosystems, essential ecosystem services, essential community needs and traditional cultural identity.

Based on management documents, extensive literature research and field studies, Eticwood identifies the different HCVs present in its clients’ concessions.

Once these High Conservation Values have been identified, our team recommends appropriate management and monitoring methods that are in line with the client’s objectives to ensure their maintenance or improvement.

The responsible development of forest resources is based on a set of specialized and complementary professions. Eticwood’s in-house and associate trainers provide trainings for government agencies, forestry companies and forestry-wood sector stakeholders. These training courses cover almost all areas of tropical forestry, from forestry planning to field work, including national and international policies and certification. Depending on the needs, these training courses are carried out in a theoretical manner (forestry legislation, traceability, mapping, certification, etc.) or in a practical manner (logging planning, controlled felling, driving machinery in the forest, optimizing lopping, botany, etc.).

We are constantly listening to the needs of our clients and investigating new developments in the sector in order to offer trainings based on the best current knowledges.

Restoration of landscapes and ecosystem services? Carbon capture? Supply of wood for energy or industry? Installation of agroforestry systems?

Eticwood assists you in the implementation of your forest plantation projects and in the restoration of forest ecosystems.

Our experts will support you before and during your plantation project with:

  • Identification, research and evaluation of plots for planting;
  • Identification of technical or financial partners;
  • Creation of a plantation or reforestation action plan adapted to the local environmental and socio-economic context;
  • Mapping of ecologically fragile areas, land use, etc. ;
  • Setting up a business plan;
  • Setting up of nurseries and support for planting;
  • Awareness raising and inclusion of local communities.