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Competing Demands- The Challenge

Forestlands, farms, and other natural resources are valuable assets, both to investors and to individuals and communities who rely on them for recreation, open space, and other purposes. Individuals, companies, and communities need a standard metric for assessing, marketing, negotiating, and sometimes arbitrating both economic and social best uses. Engaging a professional, objective third party protects the interests of all parties.

Integrated Natural Resource Solutions

Sewall has a unique combination of professional services, including airborne imaging, land survey, environmental engineering, forest inventory and biometrics, due diligence, appraisal, land management consulting, and geospatial solutions via web-based services to:

  • Map the resource
  • Accurately measure area
  • Estimate timber volumes
  • Design appropriate infrastructure
  • Advise on appraised value and estimate returns
  • Propose management options and audit for compliance
  • Manage the information flow of legacy and dynamic resource data
  • Serve database and information management needs via web-based solutions

The Benefits

Sewall solutions enable nature resource owners and managers to quantify and value assets to achieve highest and best use with:

  • Accurate data for sound decision making
  • Improved planning and better decision making
  • Objective third party advice
  • Credible and auditable results for private investment/public policy formulation
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More Info

Understanding Risk in Global Timberland Investing: A presentation by Bret Vicary, PhD, MAI, VP at the RISI Forest Products and Timberland Investement Conference in NYC, March 31-April 1, 2015 View presentation →

Industrial and private sector solutions

Professional services to REITs and TIMOs

Assisting NGOs

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Bret Vicary, PhD,
Vice President
207 827 4456

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