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  • Managed Forest Carbon Project & Sales for Large Landowner

    Managed Forest Carbon Project & Sales for Large Landowner

    A forest investment firm sought to maximize their impact and timber returns across their 250,000 acre North American ownership located in West Coast, Southern and Mid-Atlantic states. US Forest Capital completed a comprehensive assessment of carbon, conservation easement, conservation sales and wetland mitigation opportunities across the ownership. This led to…

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  • Governance to Create Landscape Level Conservation

    Governance to Create Landscape Level Conservation

    A diverse group of Seattle-based conservation, business, finance, academic and elected representatives were concerned that a 100,000-acre working forest would be subdivided and sold off for development. These lands served as the city’s viewshed, watershed and recreational area. The group’s greatest challenge was convincing the landowner, a prominent forest products…

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  • Land Exchange Design and Public Advocacy

    Land Exchange Design and Public Advocacy

    An international investment bank specializing in acquiring debt sought to acquire timberlands and required an independent expert (one not seeking to place funds) to determine whether timber was an attractive asset class worth owning. Additionally, the firm required assistance in analyzing the attractiveness of two transactions they were pursuing. We…

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  • Analyzing Debt-Financed Forest Acquisition for Finance Company

    Analyzing Debt-Financed Forest Acquisition for Finance Company

    An international investment bank specializing in acquiring debt sought to acquire timberlands and required an independent expert (one not seeking to place funds) to determine whether timber was an attractive asset class worth owning. Additionally, the firm required assistance in analyzing the attractiveness of two transactions they were pursuing. We…

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  • Helping a Community Identify Forest Acquisition Options

    Helping a Community Identify Forest Acquisition Options

    The City of Jacksonville, Florida has a long tradition of facilitating land purchases such as forest acquisition for conservation and preservation. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, the City was assessing its means for providing long-term conservation of private forestlands along its perimeter where there was significant fragmentation and development…

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  • Passing Legislation to Create a Forest Conservation Bonding Tool Impact Investment Strategy for an International Timber Company

    Passing Legislation to Create a Forest Conservation Bonding Tool Impact Investment Strategy for an International Timber Company

    One of the most perplexing problems associated with working land conservation is accessing large sums of money quickly, with a loan term and capital cost that is matched to the capabilities of the land. We led the effort to create Community Forest Authorities in Oregon. Here, counties and cities can…

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  • Impact Investment Strategy for an International Timber Company

    Impact Investment Strategy for an International Timber Company

    A timber company owning hundreds of thousands of acres wanted to explore opportunities to create impact investment strategy for their investors. More specifically, what opportunities existed to monetize their sensitive lands where conservation sales (easements and fee) could be used to keep working forests intact.  The firm was also interested…

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  • Market-Priced Disposition of a Working Forest with High Conservation Values

    Market-Priced Disposition of a Working Forest with High Conservation Values

    A timberland investment management organization (TIMO) wished to sell 16,000 acres of high quality working forest that had both high conservation and development values. Because of its fiduciary responsibilities to its investors, the TIMO needed to complete the sale at market value while also seeking to maintain its working forest…

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  • Acquiring Environmentally Sensitive Property on Mt St Helens

    Acquiring Environmentally Sensitive Property on Mt St Helens

    The Columbia Land Trust conserves and cares for the vital lands, waters and wildlife of the Columbia River region. The Trust took notice of increased forest fragmentation occurring on Mt St. Helens’ southeast flank and a landowner’s subdivision of 20,000 acres into 2,000 separate units. We assisted the Trust in…

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  • Creative Sale of Property with High Timber and Development Values

    Creative Sale of Property with High Timber and Development Values

    A forest investment firm owned 3,700 acres of forestland directly adjacent to a growing Oregon community. The property was well stocked with mature and valuable timber, and also had high development values. It was also an important community asset—providing public recreation opportunities, stunning views and other aesthetic benefits. We helped devise a…

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