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Since 1979, Charles H. Hawkins III has provided timber consulting services to over 150 clients in various parts of the United States, Latin America, Central & South West Africa, and Eastern Europe.  Selected achievements include:

 

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Completed timber cruising and appraisal projects on over 100 tracts. These included tracts as small as 10 acres, many properties with more than 5,000 forested acres, and several large holdings ranging from 20,000 to 90,000 acres.

 

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Produced over a dozen comprehensive timber resource analyses and feasibility studies in conjunction with potential development or acquisition of forest-based enterprises. Projects were located throughout the western United States as well as in Central America and were valued at up to $100 million. Several of our studies resulted in acquisition and construction of sawmills. Other studies kept our clients from costly misadventures.

 
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Prepared complete business plans with detailed financial projections for proposed timber investments, plant retrofits, and new wood products manufacturing facilities. Projects were in the United States, Latin America, Central & South West Africa, and Eastern Europe.

 

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Guided a start-up timber company from inception to annual sales exceeding $50 million.

 

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Managed start-up of timber operations for several sawmills in the western United States. This involved organizing the timber procurement, harvesting, contracting, marketing, scaling, accounting, and administrative functions as well as timber staff training.

 

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Negotiated or advised in the acquisition of timber contracts totaling more than $68 million.

 

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Provided general forestry & forest management services to over 50 private landowners. Most properties ranged from 1,000 to 5,000 forested acres.

 

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Successfully administered a portfolio of contracts with a value exceeding $10 million.

 

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Assisted more than 35 forest products firms with their timber procurement, marketing, and management operations as well as with specialized projects and technical studies.

 

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Conducted a five-year series of research projects and authored four research publications on harvesting feasibility, product potential, and stand characterization of small-stem lodgepole pine.

 

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Pioneered state-of-the art small-log harvesting and milling systems for small-stem timber.

 

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Assisted clients with technical support projects such as development of computerized programs for timber cruising, timber appraisal, log scaling, log accounting, and vendor payroll. Other projects created log quality programs, developed log inventory systems, studied lumber and by-product recovery, analyzed weight and volume relationships, and generated local tree-volume and taper tables.

 

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Managed logging and road construction operations consistently producing over 100 loads of logs per day.

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