Public Policy Development & Support

  • 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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