Thursday October 13, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Georgia Tech Global Learning Center 
84 5th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Heather Clark 
Forisk Consulting 

Timber Market Analysis Class 

This one-day course is ideal for anyone who wants a step-by-step process to understand, track, and analyze the price, demand, supply, and competitive dynamics of local timber markets and wood baskets. Previous participants include forestry consultants and analysts, timberland owners and investors, wood procurement professionals, bioenergy project managers, finance and accounting professionals and attorneys.   

Continuing Education Hours:  8 hrs CFE, 8 hrs CLE/Master Timber Harvester, 7 hrs Georgia Real Estate & Appraiser CE

Early Registration Rate: $580

Late Registration Rate: $680


The deadline to receive the early registration discount is September 29th. Companies who subscribe to the Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ) receive 10% off their employees' registration fees! Contact Heather Clark for the promo code to claim the FRQ discount!

Course Outline

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Detailed course agenda available here.

  • Timber market frameworks: tools of the trade
  • Defining “operable” and “analyzable” markets
  • Specifying types and sources of wood and timber supplies
  • Detailing wood demand and competition
  • Assessing size, location, status and risk of wood-using mills
  • Screening wood bioenergy projects and markets
  • Analyzing and forecasting stumpage and delivered prices Identifying, organizing and analyzing basin-specific prices
  • Estimating future stumpage and delivered prices by type
  • Evaluating supply chain issues
  • Compiling and communicating final results

Students receive a workbook and templates to conduct and deliver assessments of wood baskets and timber markets to clients and managers. Students also receive copies of the book Wood for Bioenergy (Mendell and Lang 2012) published by the Forest History Society.

 Feedback from previous "Timber Market Analysis" participants includes:

  • Brooks and Amanda are terrific speakers.
  • Very informative, very applicable and very well presented.
  • Knowledge of the instructors is superior.
  • Excellent review of process and analysis.
  • All materials and topics were well presented with lots of real world examples.