Forest Management Services

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

Quality management inventories are essential 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 can also offer you a customised inventory data encoding system that automates processing and saves considerable time in the production of strategic tables.

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

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

Eticwood supports you in the drafting of your management plans so that they 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 mastery of the socio-economic context and of biodiversity issues are fundamental for responsible management of forest areas.

Eticwood also supports you in the preliminary studies to the elaboration of your 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

“A validated development plan is good! An implemented development plan is better! “

Our experts are at your disposal to analyse your development plans and their implementation. We offer strategic support, structuring and supervision of monitoring systems to enable our clients to follow up on the proper implementation of 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.

In fact, in parallel to our purely “forestry” services, the experience of our collaborators enables them to carry out diagnostics and internal audits on HSE aspects.

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

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 suggests appropriate management and monitoring methods to ensure their maintenance or improvement.

The responsible development of forest resources is based on a set of specialised and complementary professions. Eticwood’s in-house and associate trainers provide training 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, optimising lopping, botany, etc.).

We are constantly listening to the needs of our clients and to developments in the sector in order to offer training 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:

  • 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.