Harmeny - Services

By: Harmeny  09-12-2011


Harmeny helps forestry companies make better decisions by making their data more useful. We can take a complex information system and make it simpler, more stable and more flexible.

We work on three related fronts:

  • Decision Support - assisting our clients in using data and models to make more effective decisions.
  • Modeling - reducing complex environments to manageable proportions - supporting better management decisions.
  • Data - providing practitioners easy access - enabling simple to do analyses - providing useful information concerning complex environments.

We strive to create the simplest systems and tools necessary to reflect the complex environments you are dealing with. We believe in continuously improving our products and services, deploying the latest advances in technology and business processes.

Easy Access to Critical Data: LifeLine
Lifeline (Adaptive Inventory) is for woodlands managers and forest planners who need to implement ecosystem management and certification programs. The Lifeline system is an inventory management system that allows you to integrate and summarize across you various forest inventory programs to produce the information needed for ecosystem management. Unlike activity based forest reporting systems and forest simulation models, we focus on your current inventory allowing you to:

  • Consolidate the inventory
  • Explore your land base
  • Develop indicators
  • Define management scenarios
  • Visualize results

Reducing Complexity: Stand Structure Classification and ForesTree Growth Model
The stand structure classification supports better forest management, provides a unified framework for strategic and operational planning on the forest land base. Stand structure models are designed to reduce the cost, and increase the reliability and precision, of estimating numbers of trees and basal areas per hectare with respect to diameter. This information underwrites the development of stand and stock tables used in stand and forest level decision-making. It provides the basic inputs for forecasting future forest and stand conditions using individual tree growth models.

The ForesTree Growth Model aims to make more reliable forecasts of future forest and stand conditions to support better forest management planning.
Foresters are creating stands with a wide variety of stand structures; to succeed in creating desired future forest conditions new kinds of growth models are needed to better accommodate these stand structures. The ForesTree growth model is being developed to better account for the influences of microsites on individual tree growth, and to better accommodate the wide variety of stand structures already existing in nature as well as those produced after harvesting.

The Double Balance Sheet: Forest Asset Management
In forest and stand management there are two basic accounting frameworks. One tracks biological growth --- "the future of the forest"; the other tracks revenue growth -- "the future of the company". On the biological side, increases in growth are obtained through silvicultural treatments applied to existing stands.

The Forest Stand Financial Analyst translates the costs and revenues accrued from those treatments into Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rates of Return (IRR). This enables managers to make more strategic investments relative to alternative treatment and harvesting schedules. The Forest Stand Financial Analyst translates between the biological and financial accounting systems by relating biological growth to internal rates of return.

Managing Risk and Opportunity: Actuarial Sustem for Operational Plantation Performance Prediction
The "actuarial approach" balances risk, cost, and benefits with respect to performance. Performance is measured in terms of the degree to which the desired balance is produced. The actuarial approach can be used to develop an operationally focused risk management framework based on: risk, costs/benefits, standards, and thresholds with respect to achieving performance targets



Harmeny provides services and systems for forestry executives who want to maximize the long-term sustainable value of their forest assets. These services and systems link forest productivity to models of financial risk, reward and regret by turning standing volumes on woodlands into internal rates of return and assets on a balance sheet.

Ask yourself..
1. Do you know how much income your forest management system is contributing to your company?

2. Is your current forest management system increasing investor confidence in your business?

3. Do you have a forest management strategy to achieve sustainability?

4. Do you know how your forest practices direct the increase of cash flow and forest level assets?

5. Is environmental certification a focus or a byproduct of your forest management strategy?

6. Do you know what contribution your woodlands operations are making to the improvement of your bottom line (Assets/Liabilities)?

7. Are you meeting your company's environmental goals and certification commitments?

8. Do you have a plan to enhance your inventory to meet economic, environmental and social goals and objectives?

9. Do you have an active inventory maintenance, update and projection program?

If you answered NO to any of the above questions,
we can help.


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