Bringing Intelligence to the Balancing Act: Timber Revenue, Carbon, and ESG


Webinar information

With the rising complexity of the ESG landscape, mathematical optimization – used for decades to solve complex forest landscape and supply chain problems – can bring new intelligence and efficiency to how you balance economic, social and environmental forest management objectives. At a base level, optimization is a mathematical process to finding the best possible outcome to a problem while respecting a set of rules.  This webinar will review the basics of linear programming optimization, and why it is effective for landscape level planning where landowners and stakeholders have multiple objectives to achieve and values to maintain. After examining the application of optimization for multi-objective forest management, we will focus in on use cases for carbon project modeling and how to quantify indicators and trade-offs between carbon-conscious management and traditional timber practices. 

Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is designed for foresters, landowners, and stakeholders who are looking to expand their understanding of the tools available for landscape level planning. Anyone interested in technological solutions for balancing economic, social, and environmental forest management objectives may be interested in this webinar.


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Webinar access 

The webinar was scheduled for live viewing on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2 pm ET. The archived recording of the webinar is available for viewing until May 15, 2024 at 12 am ET. The Zoom Webinar platform will be used for the presentation. Be sure to connect to the webinar using a device approved to access Zoom.

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Webinar duration

This webinar is 1 hour.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

1. Explain the basics of linear programming optimization.

2. Discuss how optimization is applied to multi-objective forest management.

3. Apply optimization techniques to carbon project planning.


Successful completion of the webinar is measured by participating in the entire webinar and completing the evaluation.


Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.


Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).


Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the webinar and earning CFEs. CFE certificates will only be available for download until May 15, 2024 at 12 am ET.

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Adam Archibald

Client Manager - North America


Adam Archibald, BScF, RPF, began his career at the YSC private woodlot marketing board, where he facilitated the distribution and management of silvicultural subsidies in New Brunswick, Canada, for private landowners. His responsibilities included overseeing forest maintenance through PCTs and alternative harvests. Adam transitioned to Remsoft in 2018, where he initially worked as a Solutions and QA Analyst for clients across the globe. In 2020, he shifted his focus to account management and went from building Woodstock models to building lasting relationships with clients in the Eastern United States and North America. As Client Manager – North America, Adam leverages his analytical skills and product knowledge gained during his time as an analyst to effectively align clients’ needs with Remsoft Solutions. 


Ian Lodge (Moderator)

Lead Analyst


As Lead Analyst at Remsoft, Ian Lodge, BScF, leads the research and development of forest carbon projects for Remsoft’s clients. He brings 7 years of experience in forest carbon inventorying, management, and modelling from working with government and academic organizations.  

Ian is a conservation leader with a history of promoting responsible forest management. Prior to joining Remsoft, Ian worked for the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and currently serves as the President of the Nashwaak Watershed Association based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Bringing Intelligence to the Balancing Act: Timber Revenue, Carbon and ESG
11/14/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/16/2023  |  56 minutes
11/14/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/16/2023  |  56 minutes
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CFEs & Certificate
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CAT1 credit and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CAT1 credit and certificate available Download, save and print for your records. Your CFEs will be posted to your SAF CFE record today.