October 2, 2014
The Forestland Group takes part in Copper Country BioBlitz (View article and video).
PAINESDALE -- The students at Jeffers Middle and High Schools in Painesdale have been to the forest at Lake Perrault and the Robert Brown Nature Sanctuary many times before.
But Tuesday they conducted the first BioBlitz they and the Copper Country have ever seen.
BioBlitz sounds like a term for a complex scientific procedure, but really its just shorthand for taking inventory of the natural environment.
In this particular case, the Jeffers students' adopted school forest.
"It's a place that the students are familiar with and really enjoy coming to, and so now we're gonna get to know it that much better." said Michigan Tech University Director of the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach Joan Chadde.
Usually BioBlitzes take 24 hours of environment monitoring, but these kids don't have all day.
Fortunately, an experienced team of scientists taken from Michigan Tech, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, The Forest Land Group, Keweenaw Land Trust and Copper Country Trout Unlimited were there to help.
For three hours, collecting, monitoring and learning about as many species of local wildlife, invasive plants, and even forest trees as possible was the name of the game.
A Jeffers High School teacher says that any reason to get the students outside and interested in nature is a good one, the more engaging the better.
"Any time we can get students active and engaged is a positive thing. We come up here every year, twice a year as a whole school, and the students seem to love it, they really enjoy being outdoors in nature and unplugged." said teacher Cindy McCormick.
The excursion's necessary supplies were funded by a $400 grant from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition. The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative also supported the event.
Chadde says this funding, along with the first year data collected by the students may ensure this event happens again, if only to have a second set of data.
"That's...what will make the data valuable. Once we get the second set of data, we're gonna have something to compare it too."
National Geographic Education has more information on BioBlitz's here.
April 15, 2014
Mike Hincher, was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Va Tech. Mike will serve as Vice Chair of the Board for 2014/2015 term and will then move to the Chair of the Board for the 2015/2016 term. Prior to being elected Vice Chair, Mike had served a term as a member of the Advisory Board. The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is one of four departments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Va Tech.
The mission of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Advisory Board is:
• To bring knowledge of trends and issues in the forest-resource-based professions and to provide insight to the department that will keep the forestry and related curricula current and relevant, and
• To serve as an advocate for the department to potential students, the College of Natural Resources, the university, the Virginia legislature, and the general public.
April 15, 2014
Kaarsten Turner Dalby was elected to serve on the Forest Guild Board of Directors. She is a professional Forest Guild member and will serve four year terms commencing March 27, 2014. The Forest Guild is a professional organization of forest stewards, associated natural resource professionals, and affiliates who are passionate about restoring and sustaining the integrity of our forests while meeting the needs of the communities that rely on them. They are a national organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico with regional projects and programs across the country.
February 22, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Executive Education program will offer a two-day course, “Timberland Investments for Professionals,” on March 27-28 at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. The course will be led by F. Christian Zinkhan, managing director of The Forestland Group. .[read more]
October 16, 2013
Martinez, Sr. Director for GIS and IT, reviews Esri Press "Spatial
Analysis for Foresters" In October 2013 issue of Forestry Source.[read more]
September 17, 2013
Post-fire regeneration response and long-term outlook following recent
fires in the Upper Peninsula, MI
The Duck Lake fire of 2012 was the third-largest
wildfire in Michigan state history, burning over 21,000 acres, mostly on
public forestland but also on The Forestland Group LLC’s (TFG’s) Bishop
Property. Post-fire regeneration is an increasingly important issue
facing land managers, particularly as fire size and frequency increase
in response to climate change. The interactions of fire, particularly
high severity fire, with climate change may result in less regeneration
or a different species composition than desired.
Waring from Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry, along with
Investigators from Michigan Technological University’s (MTU) School of
Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and with support from TFG
staff, has embarked on a study to assess the status and extent of
regeneration in the burned areas.
During the summer of 2013, Dr.
Waring and TFG intern and MTU student Erik Romstad installed 69 randomly
located plots across varying fire severities in jack pine to assess the
initial forest response. Dr. Waring will be analyzing initial forest
response by fire severity, using composite burn index to validate remote
sensing fire severity. The Forest Vegetation Simulator (http://www.fs.fed.us/fmsc/fvs/)
will be used to assess future forest productivity.
intern and MTU Forestry student Erik Romstad laying out a plot in the
Duck Lake Fire area, Bishop Property, Michigan.
Investigators survey the Duck Lake Fire area, Bishop Property, Michigan.
September 17, 2013
The Forestland Group summer interns,
the end of the five internships that were offered for the 2013 summer
season. Two of the interns, Brent Keninger and Dylan McCartney, finished
up their work installing and measuring Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI)
plots on the Chateaugay and Connecticut Lakes properties in New York and
New Hampshire, respectively. Brent returned to Ackley, Iowa where he
plans to pursue joining the US Marine Corps. Dylan, a native upstate New
Yorker, was hired by LandVest’s Timberlands Division to continue working
on forest inventories on The Forestland Group’s (TFG’s) northern forest
Two interns who had been installing and measuring CFI
plots in TFG’s Southern Region, William Stroud and Kyle Fabbro, will
pursue graduate degrees. Will is currently an MEM/MF joint degree
student at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Kyle is
a Master of Forest Resources and Conservation student at the University
of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation. He will be
supervised by Professor Eric Jokela while working on Eucalyptus
plantations. The interns’ work on the Lumber River, Hurricane Creek, and
Bailey properties will bear fruit for many years to come in the form of
long-term benchmark data.
Erik Romstad spent the summer on TFG’s
Bishop property in Michigan, primarily working on a research project in
the footprint of 2012’s Duck Lake Fire. Erik anchored the field-data
collection component of Dr. Kristen Waring’s project titled: Immediate
post-fire conditions and response to the Wallow fire, eastern Arizona
and the Duck Lake fire, northern Michigan. The project, which also
involves researchers from Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and
Environmental Science, aims to assess the status and extent of
regeneration in the Duck Lake fire area by fire severity and to predict
future stocking levels and timber growth. In addition, Erik occasionally
pitched in on other ongoing invasive-species control projects on the
Bishop property. He has returned to Michigan Tech to complete his
Master’s degree in Forestry.
Thank you to the 2013 interns for
their commitment and hard work, and to TFG’s Matt Sampson, Joe Schwartz,
and Dave Fehringer for the supervision and instruction of the interns,
resulting in a safe and productive season.
September 12, 2013
partnership pieces together massive conservation trust in Western
Kentucky. 4,241 acres to be bought, adding to Big Rivers site in W.
March 15 , 2013
Source, The Forestland Group and Shell Complete 500,000 Tonne California
Carbon Offset Transaction
Forestry Offset Deal Signifies
Growing Confidence in California’s Cap and Trade System
San Francisco, CA and Chapel Hill, NC
– Blue Source and The Forestland Group (TFG) today announced a 500,000
tonne carbon offset sale from the Blue Source-Bishop Improved Forest
Management Project located on TFG-managed properties in Michigan’s upper
peninsula. The offsets will be sold to Shell Energy North America (US),
L.P. (Shell Energy), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) after
being verified to the California Air Resources Board’s methodology for
forest carbon projects. The transaction represents a significant step in
carbon market development since actions from large compliance entities
like Shell are necessary to help spur investment in greenhouse gas
reduction projects. Moreover, the Bishop property consists of over
200,000 acres owned by a Timberland Investment Management Organization
(TIMO), making it one of the largest and most unique offset projects in
development for the California program.
“This is a case of three
individual companies each demonstrating leadership and collectively
proving out the concept of the compliance carbon market,” said Kevin
Townsend, Blue Source’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The Forestland Group
is committing to long term, sustainable forestry, Shell Energy is
playing an incredibly important role by committing to a large purchase
early in the project’s life, and Blue Source is investing significant
financial and human capital developing a project of this unprecedented
scope. Together these efforts send a clear message to California
companies covered by cap and trade as well as landowners nationwide that
carbon markets actually work and provide meaningful incentives for
“We are excited about the immediate
benefits achieved by this project as well as the opportunity to be a
leader for future projects in this space. Both the scale and the variety
of silvicultural and land use practices present a host of unique
challenges, but we are confident in Blue Source’s forestry expertise and
its 12 years of carbon market experience to deliver project revenues in
a highly efficient manner,” noted Kaarsten Turner Dalby, TFG’s Vice
President of Ecological Services.
“Shell Energy is pleased to be
a part of this unique project, which reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide
emission levels and helps California meet its climate goals," said Frans
Everts, President Shell Energy North America. “It’s a natural extension
of our sustainable energy commitment in California, notably the
Community Choice Aggregation programs in Marin County and San Francisco.
These programs, which are designed to provide reliable power through
California Energy Commission certified renewable supplies, will also
help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.”
About Blue Source, LLC
For the last 12 years,
Blue Source has helped shape the North American carbon markets through
its leadership in over 200 projects, first-of-kind forestry projects,
precedent-setting emission reduction sales and world class consulting
and technical services. Blue Source's deep forestry expertise and proven
success in carbon marketing uniquely position the Company as a leader in
the California compliance markets, having listed and registered more
forest carbon projects on the Climate Action Reserve than any other
company. Blue Source is helping forest owners, land trusts and TIMOs
understand and engage in the carbon economy through project development,
emission reduction sales, engineering, financing and consulting
services. With projects in the United States, Canada, Central America
and Africa, Blue Source reduces greenhouse gases across over 20
different project types, including forestry, forest products, waste and
methane management, agriculture, oil & gas, transportation and energy
efficiency, and can be found on all of North America’s leading offset
registries. Blue Source also specializes in helping companies structure
a variety of offset purchases for voluntary, pre-compliance and
compliance purposes. For more information visit:
Forestland Group, LLC
Forestland Group, LLC (“TFG”),
formed in 1995, is an independent timberland investment management
organization (“TIMO”) which emphasizes naturally regenerating hardwood
and some softwood forests. TFG currently manages approximately 3.4
million acres in 20 U.S. states as well as in Belize, Canada, and Costa
Rica. The firm manages its investments through a series of limited
partnerships and private REITs with a mix of both institutional and
high-net-worth investors encompassing some 130 different entities.
Headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, TFG has a corporate office
near Boston and an array of forest management offices near its land
bases. TFG was a pioneering TIMO with respect to managing its portfolio
as a Certified Resource Manager under the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM
FSC® C018151 guidelines. For more information visit:
About Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
Houston-based Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), serves its customers
through its regional offices located throughout North America. As an
integral part of the Shell Trading network of companies, Shell Energy
North America (US), L.P. is the primary marketer of Shell's equity
natural gas in North America. As a leader in gas and power marketing,
Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. and its subsidiaries, trade and
market natural gas, wholesale power, environmental products and risk
management products with counterparties and customers throughout the
region. More information is available online at
January 2, 2013
Carbon and The Forestland Group Register the First TIMO Improved Forest
Management Project for California Carbon Market.[read more]
August 23, 2012
pleased to announce that Erika M. Viall, Senior Director of Financial
Operations, and Valerie H. Leary, Financial Reporting Manager, have
obtained the CGMA credential offered through the American Institute of
CPAs (AICPA). The CGMA is a strategically vital complement to the CPA
credential. This designation allows a CPA to be recognized as part of a
global community of professional financial and management accountants,
as well as demonstrating accounting expertise in such areas as leading
strategically with management to make more informed decisions; helping
organizations manage change, risk and uncertainty; protecting corporate
assets; and promoting operational efficiency and effectiveness.
To qualify, you must meet any one of the CGMA
experience requirement options below, as well as be a voting member of
the AICPA in good standing. A minimum of:
• Three years of
financial (including internal audit) or management accounting experience
in business, industry, or government, or
• Two years of
financial or management accounting experience plus one year in public
• Three years of financial/management accounting
experience on a consulting basis, or
• Three years in a
management accounting role focused on the management and operation of an
July 12, 2012
Elizabeth Martinez Sr. Director of GIS and IT
spoke with Steve Wilent of the Forestry Source about how The Forestland
Group is using ArcGIS Online.
"ArcGIS Online Helps The
Forestland Group Collaborate with Consultants in Four Countries".
June 5, 2012
The Forestland Group's involvement in "the Big
U.P Deal" featured in the article "A Good Cut" in The Nature Conservancy
magazine, Volume 2, 2012."For the Forestland Group, sustainable logging
isn't merely a nice thing to do for the planet, it's also a smart thing
to do for business". Shawn Hagan, head of The Forestland Group’s
operations, Great Lakes region.
April 27, 2012
to Join Virginia Tech Advisory Board
Mike Hincher, Senior Vice
President–Forest Operations, has been invited to serve on the Advisory
Board of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental
Conservation of the College of Natural Resources and Environment at
Virginia Tech. Mr. Hincher will serve a two-year term on the Advisory
Board. The mission of the Board is to bring knowledge of trends and
issues in the forest-resource-based professions and to provide insight
to the Department that will keep forestry and the related curricula
current and relevant. Also, Advisory Board members are expected to serve
as advocates for the Department to potential students, the College of
Natural Resources, the University, the Virginia legislature and the
general public. Mr. Hincher looks forward to serving on this Board to
help promote the stated mission.
Mr. Hincher is a 1988 graduate
of Virginia Tech.
March 30, 2012
FOREST CONSERVATION EASEMENT TO ALLOW LEASING OF 220 CAMPS AND STATE
ACQUISITION OF 2,800 ACRES OF FOREST LAND
Leasing of Former Champion Lands in Adirondacks by Heartwood Forestland
Fund to Continue.
Deal Adds 2,146 Acres to the State Forest
Preserve and Creates 651-Acre State Forest
recreational camps on the former Champion lands in Franklin, Herkimer,
Lewis and St. Lawrence counties will be allowed under an agreement
reached this week with the state and Heartwood Forestland Fund III, LP,
the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe
Martens announced today. As part of the agreement, Heartwood Forestland,
the owner of a conservation easement on the former Champion lands, will
transfer 2,797 acres of valuable wildlife habitat in the Deer River
corridor to the state..
March 20, 2012
Blake Stansell Earns Financial Certification
The Forestland Group is pleased to announce that, Blake H. Stansell,
CFP®, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of
Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED
FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame design)® in accordance with CFP
Board certification and renewal requirements. Mr. Stansell currently
serves as the Senior Vice President of Investments and has been employed
by The Forestland Group since 2000.
These marks identify those
individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical
requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial
planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination
covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk
management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and
employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® certificants also agree to
meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s
Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and
Financial Planning Practice Standards.
CFP Board is a nonprofit
certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by
granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized
standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns
the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally
registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to
individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification
requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 61,000
individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP
Board, visit www.CFP.net.
January 19, 2012
Conservation Sale Announced
Division of Forestry and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Resources have jointly acquired nearly 2,500 acres in Union County at
the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater rivers. The property will
become the state’s newest wildlife management area (WMA) and state
December 30, 2011
Promotions and a New Hire
The Forestland Group LLC (TFG)
announced today the promotion of the following three employees:
Blake Stansell has been
promoted to Senior Vice President – Investments.
Kaarsten Turner-Dalby has been
promoted to Vice President – Ecological Services.
Linwood Thornton has been
promoted to Senior Vice President and CFO.
In his position, Blake will assume increased
responsibility for timberland acquisition due-diligence activities,
valuation modeling, timber and timberland market analysis, and
coordination of third-party appraisals.
Kaarsten will continue oversight of the FSC
certification program and TFG’s efforts to generate increased revenues
from a diversity of ecological services including sales of carbon
credits and working-forest conservation easements, leasing of
wind-energy rights, and monetization of non-timber attributes associated
with forestland ownership.
Lin will continue leading TFG’s financial and
administrative team, which is charged with such functions as reporting,
tax, risk management, financing, budgeting, and fund administration.
In addition, TFG welcomes
a new forestry professional to the team. Joe Schwartz has been named the
Assistant to the Regional Director of Forest Operations – Southern
Region. Joe will be assisting Andy Norris in overseeing the management
activities for the southern region.
Prior to joining TFG, Mr. Schwartz served as
Resource Forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Based in
Sedalia, his responsibilities included the design and implementation of
a statewide CFI project, silvicultural programs, managing wildlife and
recreation resources on multiple conservation areas, providing
forest-management assistance to private landowners, as well as being a
technical resource to field forestry staff for inventory design and
analysis, ArcGIS, GPS, and data recorders. Prior to working for the
Department of Conservation , Joe worked as a Forester for Clearwater
Forest Consultants and as a Forestry Sub-Contractor for Chestnut Ridge
holds a Master of Science in Silviculture from Michigan Technological
University and a B.S. in Forest Science from the University of
Wisconsin. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters.
October 7, 2011
Executive Changes at
Anderson-Tully announced today some
executive-level changes. Chip Dickinson, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Anderson-Tully, will resign as an officer effective late October
2011 in order to join E. Ritter and Company (based in Marked Tree, Arkansas)
as President. Mr. Dickinson joined Anderson-Tully in 1995 and was the
primary liaison in Anderson-Tully’s 2006 acquisition by an affiliate of The
Forestland Group (based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina), and continued to
lead the Company following the transaction.
Two long-time executives will be promoted. Richard L.
Wilkerson, currently Executive Vice-President of Anderson-Tully Lumber
Company, will be promoted to President of Anderson-Tully Lumber Company. W.
Norman Davis, currently Executive Vice-President of Anderson-Tully Company,
will be promoted to President of Anderson-Tully Company. Chris Zinkhan,
based in North Carolina and the Chairman of Anderson-Tully’s Board of
Directors, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. In his new
position, Mr. Wilkerson will oversee lumber manufacturing and sales, human
resources, and information technology. Mr. Davis will be responsible for the
timberlands, forestry operations, wildlife management, and river
Wilkerson began his career in 1978 in Vicksburg
operations and later spent 10 years as a sales representative with
Anderson-Tully in Memphis. Wilkerson returned to Vicksburg in 1996 as
Vice-President-Lumber Sales. Wilkerson currently serves on the Executive
Committee of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association and is a former board
member of the American Hardwood Export Council. Locally, Wilkerson serves on
the YMCA Board of Directors and is actively involved with the Salvation
Army. He and his wife Ruth are members of Church of the Holy Trinity,
Episcopal and have two sons, George and Gordon.
Davis spent from
1978 to 1990 in the Anderson-Tully forestry department managing timberland
primarily north of Memphis. He worked for Temple-Inland Forest Products
Corporation from 1990 through 1999 where he developed and implemented a
hardwood management program for lands in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and
Alabama. Davis returned to Anderson-Tully in late 1999 as Lands Manager. He
is currently Chairman of the Southern Hardwood Forestry Research Group and
Vice-Chairman of the Southern Hardwood Forestry Group. He and his wife Kyran
have three children and two grandchildren and live in Clinton, MS.
Mr. Zinkhan made the following statement about the changes and the Company’s
future: “We are very appreciative of Chip’s contribution and long service to
the Company; Chip, Richard, and Norman have been instrumental in improving
the productivity and efficiency of the Company since the merger. With these
improvements and our new executive team, we are excited about our niche
within the hardwood sector and our ability to compete now and in the future
within the global marketplace.”
Anderson-Tully, a Mississippi
corporation was founded in 1889 and is one of Vicksburg’s oldest and largest
September 30, 2011
The Forestland Group, LLC participates in international effort to
identify global croplands and their water use.
Forestland Group’s Senior Forester, Alex Finkral, has joined a team of
scientists sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to create
a “knowledge warehouse” for data, products, approaches, methods, algorithms,
models, and maps pertaining to global croplands and their water use. The
Global Croplands Working Group is supported by the USGS Powell Center in
Fort Collins, Colorado (http://powellcenter.usgs.gov/). Created in 2010, the
Powell Center serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in earth system
science research, initiated as one means of implementing the USGS Science
Strategy, to support scientist-driven interdisciplinary analysis and
synthesis of complex natural science problems.
The Global Cropland
Working Group, comprised of 13 scientists from China, India, Nepal, Italy,
England, Turkey, and the U.S., held their first meeting September 26th-30th,
2011. Climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on global croplands
and their water use, vital for ensuring future food security for the world’s
rapidly expanding human population. Through fusion of advanced remote
sensing (e.g., Landsat, Resourcesat, MODIS) in combination with national
statistics, ancillary data (e.g., elevation, precipitation), and field-plot
data, the group aims to develop an advanced geospatial information system
that will provide information such as: crop types, precise location of
crops, cropping intensities (e.g., single crop, double crop), crop
health\vigor, watering methods (e.g., irrigated, supplemental irrigated,
rainfed), flood and drought information, and yield or productivity
(expressed per unit of land and\or unit of water). Dr. Finkral brings a
resource management perspective to the group, with a focus on tradeoffs in
ecosystem services between crop and non-cropland ecosystems.
September 21, 2011
Kaarsten Turner Dalby was a
panelist at the “Who Will Own the Forest?” conference September 19-21 in
“Who Will Own the Forest?” is an annual
conference focused on the unique opportunities and challenges in
forestland investments . The “Who Will Own the Forest?” conference
series has become the largest event of its kind in North America, and is
considered by many to be the premier forestland investing event. This 2½
day conference offers ample networking and learning opportunities
including continuing education credits for appraisers, attorneys,
foresters, and CPAs.
The goal of the panel, Carbon Promises and
Reality was to provide a grounded discussion of recent decisions,
evaluations, deals, progress and 3-5 year trends in the North American
Forest Carbon Market.
Kaarsten joined other
- Mike Cafferata Oregon Dept of Forestry. ODOF has been assessing the
potential of carbon revenues for newly acquired properties with support
from the Conservation Fund. ODOF is a potential generator and seller of
- Nick Martin American Carbon Registry. ACR has been setting standards
for forestry projects that are different than the Climate Action Reserve
standards. ACR is currently working to move their methodologies from the
voluntary market to the California market.
- Eron Bloomgarden EKO Asset Management Partners. EKO AMP is a
potential buyer of carbon credits through their new fund.
The panel was set-up with a presentation delivered
by Eron Bloomgarden who addressed:
- The current forest carbon market size (CAR, voluntary ACR/VCS,
BC/Canada), (US vs International)
- Who is buying/selling? What are the current transaction volumes and
- What is the projected demand for credits in California for
- What are the latest trends?
There has been plenty of talk about the potential for
carbon credits to create new revenues for owners of forestland, but
regulatory hurdles, environmental concerns, unclear climate policies, and
slow financing have resulted in progress measured in fits and starts rather
than leaps and bounds. Moreover, there have been questions about how
California’s AB32 implementation, that includes forestry credits, will
affect momentum. Within this framework, the panelists attempted to address
how leading organizations are evaluating the costs, benefits, and timing of
monetizing forest carbon revenue.
(including agenda, participant list, speaker biographies and presentations
slides) will be available for purchase in digital Adobe Acrobat format in a
few weeks. If you want to be notified when the CDs are available, please
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June 21, 2011
The Management Committee of The Forestland Group
(“TFG”) is delighted to announce the employment of Dr. Alex Finkral as
As the Senior Forester, Dr. Finkral advises the TFG
regional forestry staff and forestry management consultants on silvicultural
and forest management planning issues. In addition, Dr. Finkral plays a
supporting role in the FSC certification process and manages research
efforts targeted at the application of improved forest management techniques
on TFG owned properties.
Dr. Finkral has
over 16 years of domestic and international forestry experience. Prior to
his employment with TFG, Dr. Finkral was an Assistant Professor of Forest
Management at Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry where he
taught courses in Forest Stand Dynamics, Forest Ecosystem Assessment, Forest
Operations, Silviculture and Fire Applications.
In addition, Dr.
Finkral conducted research on the effects of silvicultural thinning,
regeneration, forest carbon, and forest health that led to publications in
various scientific journals. Specific research interests include: how
economic considerations affect and are affected by different forest
management strategies for a variety of forest products and services; how
different silvicultural treatments are chosen and applied along with their
effect on plant species abundance and distribution; and how, through their
effect on forest carbon sequestration and storage, local forest management
practices affect global carbon cycling.
In addition to his experience
in North American forests, Dr. Finkral has worked on forestry research and
extension projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republic of the Congo, Honduras,
Peru, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.
Prior to his faculty appointment at
Northern Arizona University, Dr. Finkral was the manager of Yale
University’s School Forests, located in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and
Vermont. During his tenure as manager, the Yale Myers Forest in Connecticut
became certified by both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable
In addition, Dr. Finkral co-founded the Masswood
Forestry Company, LLC, a small consulting company with clients in southern
New England and Arizona.
Dr. Finkral holds a B.S. in Natural
Resource Management from Colorado State University and M.F. and Ph.D.
degrees from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
His Ph.D. research focused on stand-level growth and developmental responses
to – and the economic consequences of – different silvicultural treatments
in mixed species forests.
Dr. Finkral is a Certified Forester in the
State of Connecticut and a Professional member of the Forest Guild.
Chapel Hill, NC (March 11, 2011)
The Forestland Group, LLC (TFG) is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Glenn Wallace as Senior Director of Risk
Management and Taxation with primary responsibility for coordinating the
affiliated funds’ income tax reporting and compliance. Additionally, he
serves on TFG’s financial reporting team. Prior to his employment with TFG
in 2010, Mr. Wallace was the controller for Pappas Ventures, a life science
biotechnology venture capital firm with $350 million under management. Prior
to Pappas Ventures, Mr. Wallace was the Controller for Southeast Interactive
Technology Funds, a technology focused venture firm with $175 million under
management. Mr. Wallace began his career as a Tax Staff Accountant and
Senior Tax Accountant with Ernst and Young, LLP.
Mr. Wallace has a B.S. in Business
Administration and a Masters in Accounting from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member the North Carolina Association of
Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners.
Chapel Hill, NC (March 11, 2011)
The Forestland Group announced today the promotion of the following three
Craig Kaderavek to Senior Director-Forest
Operations, Appalachian Region
Andy Norris to Senior Director of Forest Operations-Southern Region
Elizabeth Martinez to Senior Director GIS/IT
In his position, Craig will continue to oversee forest management of the
more than 626,000 acres managed by The Forestland Group in the Appalachian
Region. Craig joined the firm in 2000 as Director of Forest
Andy will continue to
supervise forest management with responsibility for overseeing the
on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 801,670 acres
owned in the southern region. Mr. Norris started with the firm in 2004 as
Director of Forest Operations-Southern Region.
Elizabeth will continue her management
responsibility for TFG’s GIS operational plans, IT support, and data
integration for research and reporting.
joined the firm in 1996 as Administrative Assistant with a concentration in
November 17, 2010
ODNR Dedicates New State Forest and Wildlife Area. COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Governor Ted Strickland and Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Sean Logan announced the opening of Ohio’s newest state forest, the 12,089-acre Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, as well as the neighboring 3,405-acre Vinton Furnace State Wildlife Area.[read more]
September 7, 2010
Shawn Hagan, Senior Director of Forest Operations--Great Lakes Region, has been named as one of the recipients of the 2010 Presidential Field Forester Awards sponsored by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). [read more]
February 3, 2010
The Nature Conservancy today announced that it
has purchased 13,350 acres of ecologically significant forestland within the Dragon Run and Mattaponi
watersheds from the Hancock Timber Resource Group.[read more]
January 13, 2010
CEI has used NMTC financing in West Virginia for a project with The Forestland Group.[read more]
December 16, 2009
Thresa Henderson is a co-author of the chapter, “Costs and Benefits of Forest Certification in the Americas” in the Natural Resources: Management, Economic Development, and Protection (Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2009, Jeanette B. Pauling Editor). The book presents research on topics relating to renewable and non-renewable natural resources and the sustainability of these resources in today’s environment.[read more]
New York proposes amendment to state-owned easement on former Champion lands to allow continued leasing of hunting camps in exchange for 2,661 acres of valuable wildlife habitat [read more]
November 4, 2009
Martinez a speaker on the Cutting-Edge Mobile GIS Resources for Forestry: Free Webinar [read more]
October 28, 2009
Zinkhan to speak at the Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Forestry Association
October 28, 2009
The Arkansas Forestry Commission awards Pignut Hickory on Land The Forestland Group manages as a Champion Tree.
October 28, 2009
Ohio strikes agreement with TFG to purchase 3,250-acre Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest plus 12,599-acre Raccoon Ecological Management Area for preservation, assisted by private and federal funding
October 8, 2009
TFG is a partner in the Carbon Canopy project. [read more]
September 22-23, 2009
Kaarsten Turner Dalby speaks at “BTUs From The Forest” Conference…[read more]
August 11, 2009
Kaarsten Turner Dalby was a panelist discussing Biomass Fuel Contracts at the 2009 Southeast Bio energy Conference.
July 17, 2009
Martinez becomes Vice President of first ESRI Forestry GIS User Group. [read more]
June 25, 2009
TFG is one of three nominees for 2009 Real Assets Manager of the Year by Foundation and Endowment Money Management. [read more]
June 15, 2009
Connecticut Lakes Timber Company announcement.
March 25, 2009
University of Georgia announcement on Timberland Investment Conference where Zinkhan will serve as keynote speaker. [read more]
March 5, 2009
HAYSI, Va. – Strip miners and environmentalists are working with schoolchildren to make the world a better place – by planting chestnut trees.[read more]
January 2, 2009
TFG to serve as host for the Southern Forest Economics Workers (SOFEW) Annual Meeting.
September 19, 2008
Zinkhan to speak on the History of Modern Timberland Investment at the International Forest Investment Conference in London.
April 11, 2008
Zinkhan and Stansell discuss hardwood timber investments at the Annual Meeting of the Forest Landowners Association.
April 6, 2008
The Nature Conservancy works with the Forest Land Group to lease the Flint Gap site for 60 years. High School Students Plant Trees On Strip Mine Site [read more]
February 26, 2008
Roy O. Martin transaction announcement. [read more]
February 22, 2008
Zinkhan to speak at timberland investment conference in Munich. [read more]
December 21, 2007
Forestland Group, LLC (TFG) and Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. today announced
the purchase and sale of approximately 100,000 acres of Wisconsin land.
September 20, 2007
Zinkhan to deliver the 2007 Carlton N. Owen Lecture at Mississippi State University. [read more]
February 12, 2007
largest single tract of privately held forest now forever protected - ODNR signs
conservation easements on nearly 16,000 acres of Vinton County woodland
January 2, 2007
The Forestland Group announced today the
promotion of the following four employees
September 1, 2006
The Forestland Group, LLC announced today the promotion of Kaarsten Turner Dalby
August 31, 2005
The Forestland Group, LLC announced today the
recent purchase by Heartwood Forestland Fund V, L.P.
October 5, 2005
Anderson-Tully Company and The Forestland Group announce merger agreement
May 19, 2005
Fraser Papers completes sale of Maine Timberlands
May 11, 2005
TFG receives Corporate Sustainable Standard Setter Award
April 25, 2005
The Forestland Group earns certification on 1.5M Acres: First TIMO in the world to have entire portfolio FSC-certified.
January 13, 2005
State of Delaware Protects 2,000 Acres of Prime Forestland in Sussex County.
January 6, 2005
Governor Granholm of Michigan and Nature Conservancy Announce Largest Conservation Project in State's History Supported by The Forestland Group and Foundation Community.
December 31, 2004
The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) and The Forestland Group, LLC (TFG) announced today that Brink's subsidiaries have closed on the sale of approximately 132,500 acres of their timber business in southern Virginia to an investment fund managed by TFG.
June 1, 2004
Andy Norris to serve as Director of Forest Operations for the Southern Region.
The Forestland Group, LLC today announced the sale of the 6,746-acre Ward Tract in south central West Virginia to the National Park Service (NPS) as an addition to the New River Gorge National Recreation Area.
June 18, 2003
Dave Fehringer to serve as Assistant Regional Director-Great Lakes Region.
January 16, 2003
The Forestland Group, LLC today announced the sale of 951 acres in two parcels in Burke County, North Carolina, to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Parks and Recreation as an addition to the South Mountains State Park.
December 19, 2002
The Glatfelter Corporation announces agreement to sell Approximately 25,000 acres in Maryland to the Conservation Fund in partnership with The Forestland Group, LLC and the State of Maryland.
December 13, 2002
The Forestland Group, LLC today announced the acquisition of 95,000 acres of forestland in West Virginia from the MeadWestvaco Corporation for the Heartwood Forestland Fund IV.
December 6, 2002
Kamehameha Schools Announces Agreement to Sell 390,000 Acres of Michigan Timberland to The Forestland Group.