8:00 Instructor introduction and course overview
8:15 Timber Market Frameworks: What are We Trying to Answer? What are the Tools of the Trade?
8:45 Defining “Operable” and Analyzable” Markets: Group exercise on drafting geographic wood and timber markets. How do we account for size, location, operations, and data collection?
9:45 Detailing Wood Demand and Competition: Assessing the location, size, type, status, and risk of existing wood-using facilities.
10:45 Screening Wood Bioenergy Projects: How do we screen bioenergy projects for analysis of local wood markets?
12:15 Analyzing and Forecasting Stumpage and Delivered Prices: Identifying, organizing, and analyzing basin-specific stumpage and delivered prices. Group exercise on estimating future prices.
2:30 Estimating Supply Chain Issues: Evaluation logging capacity, transportation and rail lines, and port access.
3:30 Compiling and Communicating Final Results: Confirming final results and recommendations, producing final deliverables, and communication technical information and results.
4:00 Session adjourns
The course includes two 15-minute breaks, lunch, hard copies of all course materials, and electronic copies of supplementary reference materials and copies of the book “Wood for Bioenergy” (Forest History Society).