Natural forest monitoring for the New Zealand forest industry

Recent Work

The monitoring of natural forest has become important for forests under environmental certification such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and ISO:14000. SPS Biosecurity has developed a proprietary condition monitoring system used to measure forest change over time, tree health and forest vitality. Currently there are over 300 permanent plots throughout New Zealand.

Key partners and clients are Crown Forestry, New Zealand Forest Managers, Ernslaw One and PF Olsen.