Timber Appraisals and Forestland Investment Analysis
Pacific Stewardship provides valuation services to clients needing to know current value of timber resources under ownership, and lands considered for purchase. We also provide forest investment analysis for clients seeking to understand the potential income flow from forestland managed under sustainable yield models of management. Pacific Stewardship can utilize existing or complete new forest inventories and analyze a range of financial outcomes using growth and yield software under a range of harvest scenarios.
Pacific Stewardship has the capacity to design, install and compile custom forest inventories. Data from such inventories can be used for growth and yield modeling, to verify sustainability of harvest plans and for assessing forest conditions for habitat and other non-timber resource objectives. Forest inventory services include:
Stand Level Inventory: We offer a range of forest inventory protocols to support harvest planning, growth/yield, habitat and carbon modeling, and meet requirements of FSC and SFI certified lands. Expertise in stand delineation, typing, sampling methodology, installation, and compilation. Data can be compiled using a number of inventory programs including the Forest Vegetation System (FVS), Forest Projection System (FPS) or ORGANON.
Ecological Monitoring: Pacific Stewardship can set up protocols for long-term assessment of change in forest ecosystems using both repeat remote imagery and permanently installed plots.
Pacific Stewardship provides certification services to entities licensed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) including scoping, assessments and audits. We also provide consulting services to certified landowners needing expertise to meet CARS (Corrective Action Requests) required by assessments and audits.
Natural Resource Mapping
Pacific Stewardship is highly experienced to provide a range of forest resource mapping including vegetation, harvest units, hydrologic features, and roads. We have the skills and technology to complete accurate field-based and remote mapping. Mapping is completed using ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcPad for field-based mobile mapping, plot installation and navigation and ArcPad Studio for custom data collection forms. Efficient and accurate field mapping is accomplished using Trimble’s Nomad ruggedized handheld computers and both consumer and survey-grade GPS.
Pacific Stewardship can complete basic or complex road inventories to help clients assess road locations and conditions. These surveys will provide the necessary information to build maintenance and repair schedules, expand road networks for future harvests and identify roads for decommissioning. Mapping is completed using ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcPad for field-based mobile mapping, plot installation and navigation and ArcPad Studio for custom data collection forms. Efficient and accurate field mapping is accomplished using Trimble’s Nomad ruggedized handheld computers and both consumer and survey-grade GPS and associated software including Terrasync and Pathfinder Office software for custom data dictionary and post-processing.