Public & Community Relations

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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