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Five RIL Manuals


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... we specializes in training for the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management...


RIL Verified

The forest-market linking program developed by TFF-Indonesia in 2003, is now a full-fledged program that set out to provide strong and transparent assurances of legality of origin to ...


Forest Certification

TFF-Indonesia has become a major proponent of FSC certification in response to the creation of a significant funding platform specifically designed to stimulate forest certification in Indonesia...


NASA - Winrock Project

NASA Winrock01With funding from the NASA Carbon Monitoring System, a consulting group Applied GeoSolutions (AGS) is leading an effort to improve forest monitoring capabilities in Indonesia. The project team, with members from Winrock, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of New Hampshire, Wageningen University, and the University of Virginia, is working closely with LAPAN, the Indonesian space agency, to collect and analyse LiDAR imagery from across Kalimantan.  TFFs role is to collect biomass data in various forest concessions where LiDAR coverage has been acquired.

D A F F  Project

AUS agri for fishTFF has recently completed all activities under an Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) grant under the Asia Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building Programme (APFSCBP). Funding had been provided in support of the TFF “Forest-Market Linking Program” which involves training in RIL as well as baseline assessments for legality and CoC audits. Together with the RAFT project, the grant from the Australian project has greatly assisted in enabling TFF to deliver on all RIL training requests.

R A F T  Project

RAFTThe Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT) program, builds on the successes of the Global Development Alliance, a USAID-sponsored program in Indonesia, and applies lessons learned on a regional scale. RAFT works with forest producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Papua New Guinea. Additionally, RAFT works in other countries such as China, Japan, Singapore, members of the European Union, and the U.S. to address procurement and investment policies that promote the legal timber trade.

I T T O  Project

itto logo The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has issued an invitation to small and medium private sector forest companies in ITTO member countries, to participate in pilot schemes to test the feasibility of adopting timber tracking systems as a means of strengthening forest law governance and enforcement and promoting the production and trade of timber from legally and sustainably managed forests.

B P Project

bp logo01Harvesting Plan Study for Tangguh Expansion Project of British Petrolium in West Papua. Tangguh Expansion Project (TEP) in Bintuni Bay of West Papua is one of the project sites operated by British Petrolium (BP). The project was organized and implemented by a consortium team of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) as a project leader. In the project implementation, the IPB team was collaborating with a team of Papua University (UNIPA) responsible for field data collection, and with a team of Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) responsible for quality assurance of the project and provide technical trainings to the survey teams.


usaid logo The USAID IFACS project is designed to help the government of Indonesia conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem services (including generation of clean water, reduction of soil erosion, food security, and carbon sequestration). IFACS seeks to achieve its goals by working with a variety of government, NGO, and private sector partners in eight landscapes across the country in order to promote and train partners in the adoption of best management practices (BMP). TFF joins the IFACS project in the third year of a four year project with the task of training forest concessions in the adoption of BMP as defined by TFFs RIL Standard. TFF will provide training to eleven natural forest concessions and implement this training program over a three year period.

G I Z Project

GIZ With the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME), Germany supports Indonesia's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector, to conserve forest biodiversity, and to implement sustainable forest management. An agreement between FORECLIME and TFF was signed in 2014, to conduct a comparative study of logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia and a reduced impact logging (RIL) management regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied. The study sought to influence practices in the RIL study area in order to evaluate key metrics such as machine productivity, soil disturbance, utilization of main stem volume, and retention of biomass.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Armstrong Armstrong World Industries, Inc., the world’s largest hardwood flooring company, is partnering with the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) to promote responsible forest management practices. Armstrong requires its wood suppliers to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, including those covering raw materials and labor. Less than five percent of the Company’s wood purchases come from tropical forests. In those instances, Armstrong requires suppliers to produce documentation verifying their adherence to national and international rules and regulations governing specific tropical wood species.

K f W / GFA Project

gfa logo01 One of the goals of ForClime FC is to encourage sustainable forest management within its project areas by developing management models that can be tested and scaled up. In collaboration with PT Sumalindo who are managing a logging concession in Berau, East Kalimantan under long term license. ForClime FC has identified a need to investigate the logging practices of PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya IV to see if the application of RIL could reduce environmental damage and be more cost effective than conventional logging, thus demonstrating an incentive to implement practices which reduce carbon emissions through better retention of forest biomass.  TFF will implement a study to compare logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia, to a logging regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied.  The objective of this study will allow the environmental, ecological and cost aspects to be compared as well as setting the stage for a comparison of the potential for reduction of carbon emissions through improved forest management.

Activity in West Kalimantan

PT Sari Bumi Kusuma / PT Harjohn Timber -  Industry (Location : Pontianak)

SBKIIntegrated industry producing a wide range of plywood and solid wood moulding products, particularly using Bangkirai. This is a major industrial complex belonging to the Alas Kusuma Group. It processes logs from the Group’s concessions across the border in Central Kalimantan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for the establishment of CoC systems for Legal Verified (2003) and FSC (2006).

Current Status
Major producer of FSC certified products. This industry processes all certified logs from the company’s concession in Central Kalimantan. TFF assistance on general oversight, training, and technical guidance is ongoing.


PT Erna Djuliawati - Industry  (Location : Sanggau)

EDIMajor producer for a wide range of plywood products including fancy panels, pre-processed flooring, as well as container and truck flooring. This is the main woodworking complex of the Lyman Group which sources the majority of it’s wood supply for the FSC certified forest concession across the border in Central Kalimantan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for the establishment of CoC systems for Legal Verified (2004) and FSC (2005).

Current Status
Major producer of FSC certified products. This industry processes all certified logs from the company’s concession in Central Kalimantan. TFF assistance with CoC issues continues on an “as required” basis.

PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Industry   (Location : Ketapang)

SJMIIntegrated wood working industry producing plywood products as well as Meranti and Bankirai mouldings. This is the main woodworking complex of the Alas Kusuma Group for its southern concessions located in West and Central Kalimantan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for CoC certification.

Current Status
The company received its FSC certification on June 30, 2011.

PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Concession

SJMThis is a 171,340 ha concession located in the southern portion of West Kalimantan and is the main concession of the Alas Kusuma Group supplying logs to the company’s industry in Ketapang. Base camp is situated outside the concession at the edge of the forest area.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has a relationship with SJM dating back to 2002. In 2003, TFF helped the company qualify for a certificate of legality and CoC issued by SmartWood. This was part of a TFF forest-market linking pilot project which demonstrated the feasibility of linking a forest management unit with a specific US market outlet. TFF has conducted extensive RIL training and research in this concession and has conducted a baseline assessment for WWF to qualify this concession for membership in the GFTN.
More recently, TFF has facilitated an HCV assessment and the preparation of draft conservation management plan.

Current Status
SJM's certification efforts with intensive TFF support, resulted in the achievement of FSC certification in June 30, 2011.

CV Pangkar Beggili - Concession

SJMThis 30,195 ha West Kalimantan concession is typical of the new concession picture that is evolving out of the Ministry of Forests trend towards smaller concessions.  The need to amortize huge initial investments against a relatively small production capacity presents a major challenge for the concept of sustainable forest management.  Never-the-less, this new concession has requested assistance in achieving legality verification and meeting the TFF standard for RIL.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has implemented the first tow RIL training module under the RAFT project and is currently implementing complete set of RIL training modules for the concession under the USAID-IFACS project.

Current Status
To ensure successful uptake of RIL methods, TFF proposes the delivery of all three training modules in 2012.

PT SBK - Tontang and Batasan - Concessions

PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - TontangThe 75,200 ha concession area of PT. SBK-Tontang is managed along with the adjucent concession of PT Batasan (49,150 ha) in what is essentially a single integrated management unit.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has begun a program of RIL training in 2012.

Current Status
Completion of this training program will probably occur in 2013.

PT Wanasokan Hasilindo - Concession

PT Wanasokan HasilindoWanasokan Hasilindo a 49,000 ha concession recently become the third Alas Kusuma concession to commit to FSC certification.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF represents Wanasokan under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and is currently delivering a series of RIL trainings with IFACS funding support.

Current Status
Pre assessment and HCVF assessment have been carried out a major RIL training effort is underway.