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