About Us

About us

Forestlands Consulting undertakes activities related to forest and plantation management practice, timber processing, product manufacturing, marketing and advocacy.

Forestlands Consulting has expertise and offers consulting services in:

  • Public policy and liaison with governments
  • Research and development
  • Sustainable plantation and forest management practice
  • Timber technologies, processing and marketing
  • Tropical forestry policy and practice
  • Advisory, preparation of promotional collateral, graphic design and editorial
  • Business advocacy, marketing and promotion
Managing director John Halkett’s educational credentials include tertiary qualifications in forest science and public policy. He has held senior positions in government forest and conservation agencies in Australia and New Zealand. In addition he has worked in the United States of America, Canada, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia, China, Africa and South America.

John also acts as the technical manager for the Australian Timber Importers Federation www.atif.asn.au and is a director of specialist forest carbon development, management and trading company Leaf Carbon.

He is a member of the peak Australian forest industry advisory group to the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Forest and Wood Products Council and is a member of the New South Wales Forest Industries Taskforce.

He writes extensively for trade publications in Australasia and elsewhere. He has written numerous scientific papers and has authored or co authored four books. His latest book Trees that call Australia home is currently on sale.