The URS Forestry group provides professional services for all components of the forest product chain including forest management and technical forestry skills, due diligence, economics, policy, community and regional development, business management and market intelligence.
As one of the largest and longest established forest sector consultancies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, URS has an extensive understanding of the forest sector in our region. We have assisted private resource, processing and investment companies to assess and develop opportunities, and have completed projects for government and international development organisations.
URS offers the unique capability of being able to access a range of services around the region and globally through the wider URS network, to compliment our forestry expertise.
More information on our main offerings of Environmental Services, Markets & Policy and Technical Services is provided below.
Forest carbon sequestration and REDD, forest governance, environmental and forest auditing.
- Forest Carbon and Climate Change
URS Forestry provides forest carbon advisory and implementation services to the forestry industry, policy makers, and those looking to offset their emissions. (2,339 kB)
- REDD; the Challenges and Solutions
URS, through its combination of forest and wood product sector specialists and our social management expertise, is uniquely placed to advise project developers, carbon buyers and policy makers regarding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects. (895 kB)
- Illegal Logging
URS consults to timber importers seeking to improve the legality of their supply chain, to industry members working to develop processes which address the fundamental issues that contribute to illegal wood trade, and to governments wanting to create policies and regulatory tools to minimise importation of illegally traded wood. (834 kB)
Markets & Policy Services
Analysis of timber and forest product markets, strategic advice and policy development.
- Forest Product Market Analysis
URS Forestry has comprehensive and up to date forest product market knowledge. Our practice areas include market analysis, price reviews, industry benchmarking and market opportunity appraisal. (2,488 kB)
- Forest Sector Strategic Planning and Investment Advice
URS Forestry can assist companies and governments in making sound strategy, investment and policy decisions in the forest industry. Our practice areas include feasibility studies, business planning, policy development, market analysis, cost-benefit analysis and socio-economic studies. (3,307 kB)
Plantation management, forest valuations, due diligence and wood-flow and yield modelling.
- Forest Valuation and Due Diligence
URS Forestry has specialised skills and knowledge to appropriately consider the factors that impact on forest value, and has developed robust processes for forest valuation which ensure that you can be confident in the outcomes. (2,122 kB)