Vela Forests

Forest Management


With 800 ha of forest land in the Waikato and Coromandel, WMS has managed this client’s forest asset for the last 15 years. Both forests are in steep and environmentally sensitive areas, with many harvest planning challenges to navigate for a successful harvest. Significant planning and consultation had to be worked through to access these forests for harvest, given the terrain and locations.


WMS has successfully undertaken cable harvesting of over 300,000 tons in these forests across a number of years with good outcomes for the owners and surrounding environment. During this time, we have worked through Resource Consents, NZTA approvals, Heritage NZ Authorities for some of the most recognised waahi tapu sites in the North Island, and liaised with local community groups. Detailed planning and strong operational execution have been the foundation managing this interesting harvest program.