“With over 22 Years of practical forestry experience, both domestically and internationally, we know first hand the importance of sustainable investment in productive commercial forests and commercial plantations. By increasing the world’s plantations upon degraded country and efficiently and sustainably continuing to harvest commercial timberlands, we can protect the world’s Virgin Forests for the benefit of future generations”.

 

With accomplished forestry management project expertise of over 22 years throughout Australia and the international forest industry, Virgin Forests provides its clients the experience, reliability and capacity to deliver large scale forestry/land change related projects including:

  • Carbon Offset Forestry Establishment & Management under existing and emerging domestic or international methodology
  • Commercial Plantation Establishment & Management, value chain logistics and contract negotiation
  • Dedicated Renewable Energy Plantation Establishment & Management for Biomass for cogeneration or conversion to Bio-fuels
  • Timberland Asset Trade, Assessment, Valuation and Certification audit (Gold Standard, ISO 9001, ISO 14001)
  • Managed Regrowth / Rehabilitation
  • Domestic / International Conservation
  • Community and Key Stakeholder Engagement, planning and strategy

Virgin Forests has been directly responsible for every aspect of land selection, planning, assessment, supervision, operational performance and supply chain logistics establishing over 56,000 hectares (138,000 acres ~ 68,000,000 trees) of commercial timber production plantation throughout Australia including (unique in Australasia) over 3,000 hectares of dedicated renewable biomass plantations used an annual feedstock to co-generation.

Through careful planning, assessment of broader landscape values and a commitment to community, government and key stakeholder engagement, Virgin Forests has delivered a range of projects to the benefit of the wider community. Projects include:

  • Formal Protection > 24,000 hectares of important native vegetation, indigenous and heritage landscape features
  • Rural Highest Best Use Land Conversion in support of (Repopulation, to Agriculture, to Biodiversity, to Production forest, to Dedicated reserve)
  • Education to Employment programs (school leavers, Indigenous, unemployment)
  • Local Goods and Services policy
  • Haulage to Market Infrastructure (efficiency, roads, bridge and port construction)
  • Legislative Change, Local Policy Development in support of industry, community development and rural employment
  • Codes of Practices, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 certification and OH&S

Virgin Forests is an advocate for emerging Carbon legislative opportunities including Australia's Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cwth). Expertly implemented and transparent carbon offset forestry projects have the capacity to not only generate significant carbon sequestration opportunities to offset legislated carbon tax liabilities, but to form the basis for delivering a wide range of important complimentary benefits including:

  • Continued Business (Carbon projects can be managed independently)
  • Complimentary Project Deliverables (water use, water quality, soil stabilisation)
  • Government Engagement (implementing government initiatives)
  • Achievement of Corporate Social Charters
  • Project specific Social and Key Stakeholder Engagement
  • Implementation of rolling Training to Employment Programs underpinned by forest establishment and ongoing management programs
  • Land Asset Assessment, environmental identification, rehabilitation (reduction of erosion, salinity, pest infestation etc.)

International Forestry Experience Snapshot:

International Experience (Study Tours, Renewable Energy Business Development, Valuation, Assessments and Negotiation):

Country

Region

Presentation / Conference

Nursery  / Seedlings production

Plantation

Forestry / Native Timberland

Carbon Offset

Harvesting / Logistics

Mills / Processing Plants

Biomass/ Biofuel / Pellet

Australia

All

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

New Zealand

Nth Island

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

 

Japan

All

yes

 

yes

 

yes

 

 

yes

Fiji

All

 

 

yes

 

 

yes

 

 

Thailand

East

 

 

yes

yes

 

yes

 

 

USA

Pacific NW / NY

yes

yes

yes

yes

 

yes

yes

 

Canada

BC

 

yes

yes

yes

 

yes

yes

 

Brazil

Porto Seguro

yes 

yes

yes

 

 

yes

yes

yes 

Chile

All

 

yes

yes

yes

 

yes

 

 

UK

London / Selby

yes

 

yes

 

 

 

 

yes

Netherlands

Utrecht

yes

 

 

 

 

yes 

yes 

yes

Germany

Hamburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

yes 

yes

Sweden

All

yes

 

yes

yes

 

yes

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

                                               Eucalyptus plantations - Brazil                                                                                        Biomass harvest logistics - Sweden

Talk to Virgin Forests. We are extremely easy to talk to and provide our clients trusted advice, transparent and easy to implement projects.

David Smith - Principal