Sustainable Resource Management Consulting
Growth and Yield (GY) Analysis, Research and Program Design
If you have growth data available, or rely on regionally developed yield forecasts, we can help you prepare accurate, reliable estimates of growth rates and expected yields for your land base.
Collectively, our consultants have more than 35 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of forest and vegetation-based growth and yield (GY) research and analysis programs, including both hardwood and conifer species.
We’ve designed and developed GY programs, and developed accurate yield forecasts, for a wide range of forestry industry and government clients. Our work spans a broad spectrum of North American resource management projects, as well as individual projects in New Zealand, Chile and China.
Forest and Rural Land Sustainability Planning and Valuation
We’ve conducted detailed analyses on more than 200 million hectares (500 million acres) of forest and rural lands. Our experience and technology enables us to identify a wide range of options for optimally managing your land base.
Our proprietary land-use planning tool, OPTIONS, will help you develop and evaluate spatially precise, sustainable land management solutions that are based upon your cash flow and fibre flow requirements, and environmental, social/cultural and habitat objectives. Our solutions are scalable to all land bases, from the smallest and most straightforward to highly complex, environmentally sensitive landscapes.
Multi-resource, Ecological Goods and Services, and Bio-energy Analysis
Your marketplace is changing rapidly, as a wide variety of goods and services that were previously available freely through forestlands are becoming potential profit centres. Rapid growth in global eco-tourism, coupled with spiking energy costs, are making some forestlands more valuable for energy production, carbon credits or tourism than for more traditional lumber or pulp products.
Over the last decade, we have routinely included these new types of “products“ in the development of sustainable, integrated resource management plans for forested and rural landscapes.
Carbon sequestration credits, clean water credits, bio-diversity credits, and bio-energy credits are all impacting how forests and rural lands are being managed. Working together with you, DR Systems’ team of experts will ensure you’re using your land base in the most effective, sustainable, and profitable manner during these changing times.