Analyzing Forest Markets and Forcasting Log Prices in the PNW - Portland, OR


Forest Markets

Instructor: Dr. Brooks Mendell, Forisk, Athens, GA

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants a detailed process to understand, track, and analyze the dynamics of local wood baskets and regional forest product markets. Previous participants include forestry consultants and analysts, timberland owners and investors, wood procurement professionals, bioenergy managers, finance and accounting professionals and attorneys.

What is the Course About?

This course reviews a process of systematically evaluating and tracking local wood raw material markets and regional forest product markets for investing in and managing timberlands and wood-using facilities.  It provides a process for prioritizing questions, aggregating data, conducting analysis and communicating results and recommendations.  The process has evolved through hundreds of Forisk engagements and dozens of research studies focused on breaking down local wood baskets and timber markets for a range of questions and clients.

These skills help mitigate risk and increase the opportunities for returns through reducing errors, prioritizing resource allocation and highlighting unanswered questions.  In addition, they lower costs through enabling firms to save time and conduct internally the analyses required for timber and wood-related capital allocation decisions.

Program and Registration:



Date / Time

Start Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 8:00 AM

End Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:00 PM


Name: DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center

Street: 1000 NE Multnomah St

City: Portland

State: OR







Contact Info


Phone: (888) 722-9416 or (503) 226-4562

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