Forest Management Services Provided by Northland Forest Managers (1995) Ltd

By: Northland Forest Managers  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Marketing Management, Forest Managers

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Northland Forest Managers (1995) Limited is Northland's leading independent forest management company specialising in exotic forest management and planning. The Northland and Coromandal climate and soils pose many challenges to a forest manager, challenges that Northland Forest Managers are well experienced in handling.

The company's objective is to ensure maximum financial returns to the grower.

Northland Forest Managers (1995) Limited offers a complete forest management service to commercial forest owners and growers including;


Forest Establishment Proposals and Economic Analysis

  • Full economic analysis of exotic forest proposals.
  • Budgets compiled to the forest owner's format.
  • Forecasts and progress reports compiled as required

Harvest Planning

  • Harvest plans produced using CYANZ and LOGGER PC programs, or by outsourcing to harvest planning providers.

Resource Consent Applications

  • Provision of plans and consultation reports.
  • Liaison with Regional Councils, Department of Conservation, Iwi and all other territorial authorities.
  • Neighbour consultation.
  • Preparation and presentation of Consent Applications.

Forest Establishment and Silviculture Management

  • Procurement of planting stock.
  • Selection and supervision of contract labour
  • Planning and management of pre and post planting operations
  • Planning and supervision of silviculture operations
  • Pruned Stand Certification

Forest Management systems development to FSC standard

Management of Harvesting operations

  • Contractor selection
  • Health & Safety management
  • Environmental management
  • Quality control and value recovery

Management of Road Construction operations

  • Contractor selection
  • Cost and quality control
  • Environmental management
  • MARVL inventories
  • Mid Rotation inventories
  • Pruned Log Index surveys

Pre harvest inventories

Log Marketing

  • Management of graded log sales
  • Management of stumpage sale
  • Marketing of logs to local mills and export

Log Sales

  • Administration of log and stumpage sales
  • Provision of production reports and reconciliations
  • Debtor control
  • Payment of contractors and service providers

Forest Operations

  • Mapping services using MapInfo and record keeping for all forest operations
  • Payment of contactors and service providers

Forest Health

  • General forest health surveys
  • Foliage sampling
  • Noxious animal control
  • Storm damage surveys

Weed Control

  • Chemical weed control of forest roads and perimeters
  • Controlled grazing to reduce undergrowth

Fire Protection

  • Training of forest contractors and staff
  • Maintenance of fire fighting equipment
  • Construction and maintenance of dams, fire breaks and water points
  • Fire fighting


  • Issue of permits for recreational use of the forest
  • Public Notice notification
  • Event co-ordination


  • Issue of permits and control of hunting blocks

Forest Security

  • Illegal entry control
  • Installation and maintenance of security gates and signage

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Keywords: Forest Managers, Marketing Management