Carbon Forestry

trees representing long-term, physical removal and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide

Carbon Forestry Consultancy

  • Accurate land eligibility assessments.
  • GIS mapping to maximise registered areas for application.
  • Maximise carbon sequestration and New Zealand Unit (NZU) allocation for planting and silviculture.
  • Minimise post harvest liability and Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) administration costs.
  • Afforestation Grant Scheme, Permanent Forest Sink Initiative, Erosion Control Funding Programme and Regional Council funding consultancy.

Field Measurement Approach (ETS Forestry Inventory)

  • Highly experienced in both exotic and indigenous FMA inventory
  • Conversion of FMA data collected in Plotsafe to the xml schema accepted by MPI
  • Conversion of old Plotsafe templates into Commitment Period 3 templates
  • Training and Auditing for FMA inventory.
  • Interpine undertakes the FMA for major forest managers as well as smaller clients.

ETS Administrative Support

  • Manage your ETS account as an authorised representative to the Minsitry of Primary Industries and assist with tasks where specialised expertise is required.
  • Post-1989 registrations and Pre-1990 deforestation.
  • Mandatory and Voluntary Emissions Returns
  • CAA Applications
  • FMA Submissions

Financial Modelling

  • For those considering joining the ETS, our ‘carbon calculator’ can be used to estimate NZU allocation and potential returns from the scheme.

Carbon Compliance, Auditing and Valuation Assessments

Ownership transfers under ETS for land registered in ETS including forestry rights, forest sales, change in trustee(s), succession transfers

NZU Trading

Accredited to buy and sell NZU’s on behalf of clients.

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Edge Trees – An Important Consideration for Forest Inventory

When comparing edge trees with "normal" trees (found inside a stand) it becomes obvious they can be significantly different.  A generalisation is often that edge trees are shorter and fatter (greater taper) and also tend to have large branching. An...

Colourised LiDAR View of our Rotorua Head Office From Hovermap Backpack

#3D #pointcloud colourised view of our Rotorua Head Office as we put to work the #Hovermap #LiDAR from Emesent.  Our team were also out scanning a range of permanent sample plots, some of which were close to 50m tall #radiata pine. These were scanned in 3D from a walk...

Adding the Emesent Hovermap SLAM LiDAR Solution to our Services

We are proud to have recently purchased the Emesent #Hovermap #Hovermap #LiDAR simultaneous location and mapping #SLAM) solution to better serve our clients. This unit enhances our #forest #inventory, #drone #UAV and LiDAR services providing a glimpse that the future...

Juniper Allegro 3 under testing for use in Forestry

Our team are reviewing the latest Juniper Systems device for Forest Inventory, Conservation projects and Log Scaling operations. Juniper Allegro's have been a goto device for rugged forestry applications and it is great to have the latest version running Android out...

LUCAS National Planted Forest Inventory 2020

2020 #LUCAS (Land Use Carbon Analysis System) training for #Planted #Forest National #Inventory underway using #MicrosoftTeams bringing our staff across the country together online. NZ’s #Carbon Inventory for Ministry for the Environment & working together with...

Managed Service for Infield Electronic Data Capture of Vegetation Data Collected by DOC

We are excited to be working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) on the development of a Managed Service for infield electronic data capture of vegetation data collected by DOC for the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) Land Use Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS)...

Interpine Achieves 100% Quality Rating for National LUCAS Carbon Inventory

Interpine has completed its 3rd year of a 5 year program to measure New Zealand's National Plantation Forestry Carbon Inventory.   Plots have been established or re-measured across the country since 2007 and this current program is the 3rd year of a 5 year program, on...

Interpine Plays Key Role in Making the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program Reach 5 Year Milestone

Interpine's Roles in the VFMP Interpine was recently invited by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to attend the open day to commemorate the successful completion of the first 5 years of the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program (VFMP)....

LUCAS – National Pre-1990 Forest Inventory Survey 2015

Interpine is working with the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) on a planted forest inventory system for carbon monitoring. The first planted forest measurements were completed in 2007 and 2008 (post-1989 forests) with further surveys in 2010 (pre-1990 forests) with...

Updating the Standard Operating Procedures for the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program

Background Interpine has been working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP - previously DSE and DEPI) on the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program (VFMP) since 2011. Since then Interpine has been involved with DELWP by providing the...

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Interpine map my forest and register it in the ETS?

Yes, we can manage all administrative and mapping tasks associated with the ETS.  We can submit the paperwork on your behalf or prepare it for you to submit.

I am considering the Afforestation Grant Shceme or the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative. Can you give me some advice about these?

Yes, we have extensive experience with these schemes (amongst others) and can offer personalied advice for your situation.

If we didn't answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.