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Five RIL Manuals


 

Our Service

... 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...

TFF PROJECTS

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 - IFACS Project

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 Papua


PT Hanurata II - Concession

HIIThis 209,670 ha forest management unit is one of three concessions controlled by the Hanuratta Group in the Papua provinces. The concession is located northeast of Kaiman in West Papua province. At the present time, company only extracts Merbau from this concession at a rate of less than two trees per hectare.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

Current Status
The company has been awarded a VLO certificate by Smartwood and TFF.

PT Mamberamo Alas Mandiri - Concession

MAt 691,700 ha, this is the largest timber concession in Indonesia. First active between 1992-2002 under the Kodeco Group, the concession has lain dormant till new ownership reactivated operations in 2006. The company is still building up its human resources. This concession is located along the West bank of the Memberamo River in Papua Province.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

Current Status
Two RIL training session have already been delivered and a repeat of all three RIL modules is being planned. The concession licence already expired Nov. 2012 and it is in renewal licence process.

PT Yotefa Sarana Timber- Concession

YSTThis 182,000 ha concession is a member of the KLI Group. The concession has been in operation since 1992 and is a major supplier for the KLI industrial complex in Sorong.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

Current Status
The company has not yet indicated its intentions regarding a continued engagement.


PT Bina Balantak Utama - Concession

BBU
This 325,000 ha concession is a member of the KLI Group.

The concession has been in operation since 1992 and is a major supplier for the KLI industrial complex in Sorong.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit. The company recently signed an MOU with TFF to engage in RIL training and technical support for certification.

Current Status
Field activities will commence before the end of 2012. The concession already signed MoU with TBI for certification support program. Rainforest Alliance preassessment for FSC in October 2013. Now starting implementation Certification Action Plan under assistance from TFF.

PT Henrison Iriana Arar Sorong - Industry  (Location - Sorong)

HIASThis industrial complex belonging to the KLI Group, includes a plywood mill processing peeler logs from the company’s Papua concessions and producing finished plywood.

In addition, the complex includes a sawmill which cuts primarily Merbau into rough lumber which is then processed into finished product at the companies industry in Semarang, Central Java.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment for CoC to assist the company in preparing for a third party audit.

Current Status
A CoC training session is being planed.

PT Wapoga Mutiara Timber II - Concession

wmt This 196,900 ha concession is located on gently rolling terrain some 5 hours drive west of Jayapura.  Well over half of the concession is still virgin forest as Wapoga begins operations under its second license in mid-2012.

TFF’s Involvement
In the past year, TFF has completed three RIL training inputs to the concession. Smartwood has issued a VLO certificate under a TTAP sponsored project.

Current Status
TFF has recently signed an MOU with Wapoga in which the company commits to full implementation of RIL.  The company has also joined TBI certification assistance under the TFF technical support.

PT Manokwari Mandiri Lestari - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF

 

MML1This 83,240 ha concession located in the "neck" of West Papua province in the most recent concession to engage in TFF's verification of legal origin program in Papua.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and COC Standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.


Current Status
Waiting for follow-up response from MML and its industry sponsor.