Paul Cousar

Paul is the Lead Biometrician for SIG’s Carbon Offsets Team. Paul has 25 years of experience working as a decision support analyst for timberland investments and ongoing management operations. At SIG, Paul leads work on forest inventory design and statistical analysis, growth and yield modeling using Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), linear programming and harvest scheduling, and database design and management, in support of voluntary and compliance forest carbon offset projects, timberland valuation, and forest inventory operations.

Prior to joining SIG, Paul worked for some of the largest timberland investment and management companies in the United States. His model development efforts and analysis have supported billions of dollars of timberland transactions, as well as supported management plan development and implementation on millions of acres.

While at Hancock Forest Management, Paul developed a modern timberland valuation database model that is used to estimate land values on Hancock properties throughout the world. Prior to this, he spent 9 years working for Forest Capital Partners where he led the quantitative analysis that resulted in acquisition of 2.4 million acres of the Boise Cascade timberlands.

Paul holds a B.S. in Forest Management/Business Administration from Colorado State University and an M.S. in Forest Management from Oregon State University.

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