Education & Speaking

Forisk educational courses and presentations provide a simple method for accessing Forisk research and increasing the success of your company or organizational event.

Forisk can help you meet and exceed your objectives by providing timely, relevant and custom content specific to your audience related to evaluating, understanding and investing in timber and wood-related markets and industries.

Custom and Executive Education

Forisk offers specialized training and executive education for professionals and investors in timber related assets and wood-using industries. Our value proposition to you:  we teach you to do it yourself so that you can leverage your own experience and insight when making investment and operational decisions. Contact Heather Clark ( to schedule a private workshop or speaking engagement.

Course topics include:

  • Applied Forest Finance;
  • Forecasting Timber Prices;
  • Investing in Timberland and Timber REITs;
  • Timber Market Analysis; and
  • Wood Bioenergy: Market Intelligence and Investment Success Factors


Courses qualify for Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits, Georgia Continuing Logger Education (CLE) credits, and Continuing Education (CE) credits through the Georgia Real Estate Appraiser’s Board.


2018 Continuing Education Events:


“Applied Forest Finance” in Atlanta, GA

Qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE (Forestry) and CLE (Logger), and 6 hours of continuing education credit for Georgia Real Estate/Appraiser

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“Applied Forest Finance and Timber Forecasting” in Portland, OR

Qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE (Forestry)

  • Date: March 21, 2018
  • Course Description: Click here to learn more about this workshop. If you’re unable to make it to Atlanta for the Applied Forest Finance course at the beginning of March, we hope you’ll join us in Portland for this course at the end of March! This class is co-sponsored and hosted by the Western Forestry & Conservation Association.
  • Registration: Click here to register online, or click here to download the printable registration form. Registration for this class will be handled by WFCA.


“Timber Market Analysis” in Atlanta, GA

Will qualify for 8 hours of continuing education credit for CFE & CLE, and 7 hours for GA Real Estate/Appraiser


“Wood Flows and Cash Flows: Investment Research & Strategic Analysis for the Forest Industry” in Atlanta, GA

Will qualify for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE and GA Real Estate/Appraiser CE


Speaking Engagements

Dr. Brooks Mendell, Ms. Amanda Lang, and Dr. Shawn Baker provide keynote and conference presentations for annual meetings and internal conferences related to wood bioenergy, timberland investment vehicles, forest industry strategy and risk management, and forest operations.