2020 Applied Forest Finance Workshop (CANCELED)
Location: Portland, OR
7:45 Instructor Introduction and Course Overview
8:00 Key Concepts of Forest Finance: Introduction to the unique attributes of forest finance to include time value of money, nominal vs. real rates, cash flows and common mistakes and how to correct them.
9:00 Using Faustmann’s Formula and the Bare Land Value Equation: How to calculate the present value of the income stream from forest rotation and measuring the net present value of bare timberland used in perpetual timber production.
10:15 Using Financial Criteria to Make Investment Decisions: How to rank investment options and a case study of maximizing returns from existing stands.
Noon Lunch (provided with registration)
1:00 Marginal Analysis: When does forest management pay? Group exercise: Harvest investment decisions.
2:30 Discount Rates: Estimating risk and understanding the language of business
3:30 Question and answer session
Who Should Attend?
This one-day class is ideal for current and future forestry consultants and investment analysts, timberland owners and investors, and anyone else who needs to understand the identification, valuation, and ranking of timber-dependent and forest-related investments. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments.