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OpenForests provides tools for sustainable forestry projects and responsible investors


Our tools facilitate investment decisions, enable a data driven forest management and controlling, and help to increase presence and visibility on the market.

The marketplace for sustainable forest investments

Offer and find high-grade forest investment opportunities

Find your way through the investment jungle

For Projects

  • Create your project presentation.
  • Get professional feedback on your project information.
  • Expose your project to a global investment community.

For investors

  • Search structured project descriptions.
  • Contact capital-seeking companies directly.
  • Get individual assistance by OpenForests.

Post your projects or search the project database.

Impact reporting and forest project rating

Be transparent and expose best practice

Start to measure, evaluate and report the project performance

Impact reporting

Use the free catalogue of standardized FairForest Metrics to create your individual impact report.

Forest project rating

Show responsible investors your social, environmental and financial project performance. We rate your project on the basis of over 170 indicators.

Drone Based Forest and Landscape Mapping

A new perspective for valuation, monitoring and research.

Get the big picture

Higher resolution than satellite imagery of up to 4 cm/pixel

Lower costs in comparison to plane-based aerial photography

Applicable almost anywhere and anytime

Presentation and documentation

Take communication with your stakeholders to the next level.

Show the project achievements and let stakeholders experience the uniqueness of your project.

Tell your project story with a variety of thematic elements within virtual tours and interactive web maps.

Wildlife Observations Home

Wildlife observations

Upload field data directly into your project map.

Special places

Special places

360° ground panoramas provide interactive in site impressions.


Local people

Give a voice to the local people and their needs.



Inform stakeholders about growth and health of their forest assets.

Explore new paths to communicate the social, environmental and economic values of your operations.

Forest Information Systems

Organize your forestry data in one place

Forest Information System

Focus on your core expertise. We take care of the forestry data in the background.


  • One place for all your forestry data
  • Data-driven forest management and monitoring
  • Working together, from everywhere
  • Maximum flexibility
Consulting services for investors and projects

Build bridges towards long-term success


We support your venture from the beginning on and throughout the entire project cycle.
All our services are embedded in a personnel and engaged consulting.
We welcome you to get in contact to discuss your ideas and ventures.

Selected Clients

Articles, studies and announcements

Impact Forestry Blog

Read about sustainable forest management and responsible investing.

Forestry and environmental jobs

How to find great employment in forestry? Finding a great employment in natural resource occupations, ecology and environmental disciplines is a challenging adventure. It is hard to find all the relevant job listings and direct job announcements of respective organization websites. A systematical search With......

Book Presentation: Trees of Life – Our Forests in Peril

What we do to earth we do to ourselves – What we do to our forests we do to ourselves! Notes of the Author My concerns are international and my book compares the wisdom our Native American culture developed about the details of nature to......

How to measure the performance of forestry projects?

Best practice is needed for impact investing in sustainable forestry 98% of investors recognize the importance of standardized impact metrics for their investment decision making. However, to date non of such metrics adapted to the forestry context were available. Consequently, forestry is underrepresented as an......

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