ETICWOOD supports public and private stakeholders in the forestry and wood sector by providing studies, technical assistance, analysis, advice and training at all levels of forestry for the public and private sectors.
Knowing your resource is the best way to avoid getting it wrong!
High quality management inventories are essential for the preparation of pragmatic and relevant management plans, to ensure responsible and the most sustainable use of the resource.
ETICWOOD develops inventory protocols in close consultation with its clients, that meet both legal requirements and planning needs. The implementation of these inventories can also be monitored by our experts to ensure smooth running and quality.
ETICWOOD also offers an inventory data encoding system suitable for field and office phases: EticLog®. This tailor-made, modular tool makes it possible to (i) automate the collection and processing of data and (ii) make the production of strategic tables and monitoring reports more cost-effective.
Development plan and preliminary studies
“A development plan is in place for at least 20 years. It deserves a comprehensive and quality service!" From the design and drafting of your management plans to their implementation, ETICWOOD is there for you to ensure these are real tools for planning and responsible management, that all of the proposed measures are in line with your expectations and implementation capacities and that they comply with the national regulatory framework and international standards, particularly in terms of certification.
ETICWOOD also assists you in carrying out socio-economic and environmental studies prior to drafting your management plans:
Socio-economic studies, including participatory mapping
Flora and fauna protection plans
GIS studies, mapping and stratification analysis
High Conservation Value (HCV) studies
Budgeted Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP).
Consultancy and implementation of HSE policies
ETICWOOD offers technical and regulatory support in the areas of worker hygiene, health and safety, as well as sustainable environmental management.
In fact, in addition to our "forestry-specific" services, the experience of our employees makes it possible to perform diagnostics and internal audits on HSE aspects.
These services can be carried out in addition to our other activities and included in a customised quote.
Training in the forestry professions
The responsible development of forest resources depends on a range of specialist and complementary professions.
ETICWOOD's in-house and associate trainers provide training for administrations, forestry companies and other stakeholders in the forestry-wood sector.
These courses cover a wide range of areas ranging from forest planning and field work to national and international policies and certification.
Depending on requirements, these courses are either theoretical (forest legislation, traceability, mapping, certification etc.) or practical (operational planning, controlled felling, driving machinery in forests, delimbing optimisation, botany etc.).
Identification of High Conservation Values
The identification and interpretation of High Conservation Values is an important step in the forest certification process, but also - where appropriate - a responsible management approach by the concessionaires concerned.
Based on management documents, extensive desk research and field studies, ETICWOOD identifies the various HCVs present in its clients' concessions: biodiversity concentration, forests at landscape scale, threatened or rare ecosystems, essential ecosystem services, essential community needs and traditional cultural identity.
Once identified, our team proposes appropriate management and monitoring methods to ensure the maintenance and improvement of these HCVs.
Planting and forest restoration
Under increasing social, environmental and economic pressures, the majority of tropical and subtropical forest ecosystems are experiencing significant degradation and destruction leading - in particular - to the reduction and disappearance of forest cover, the erosion of biodiversity and the alteration of the ecosystem services provided by the forest.
While the causes of tropical forest erosion are multiple and complex, action can be taken to reduce and reverse these trends. This includes the restoration of (agro-)forest landscapes as a driving force in the fight against degradation and deforestation, biodiversity erosion and the alteration of the ecosystem services provided by the forest.
ETICWOOD assists you in the design, assessment and implementation of forest and agroforestry landscape planting and restoration projects:
Identification, research, prospecting and assessment of restoration areas;
Identification and meeting the parties involved;
Development of restoration plans and action programmes tailored to local conditions;
Mapping of fragile areas, land use etc.;
Identification and collaboration with technical and financial partners;
Creation of village nurseries and training of nursery workers;
Planning, supervision and support for restoration, maintenance, surveillance and monitoring of reforested areas;
Raising awareness in and inclusion of local communities.