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Michael Howard 

Name: Michael Howard
Nationality: South African
Date of birth: 20 July 1957
Profession: Forester
Company: Fractal Forest
Position: Forestry Consultant
  • Forest enterprise development
  • Technology transfer and extension.
  • Forest assessment, mapping, enumeration

Key Experience  

A graduate forester with 25 years experience in the forest industry, Mike Howard has developed expertise in a wide range of forest enterprise development and management activities including forest assessment, mapping, enumeration, planning and yield regulation, site clone matching and development strategies, technology transfer and commercialization of research findings. Recent attention has focused on community-based forest enterprise development, FSC certification of sustainable forest management and the utilization of forest waste for bio-fuel.

He has undertaken various assignments both in South Africa and internationally, for government, aid agencies, corporate forestry companies and private farmers.

His key experience includes:

  • Forestry Consultant, from 1997 - Fractal Forest.
  • Technical Manager, 1993 to 1996 - Mondi Forests, Zululand.
  • Silvicultural Projects Manager, 1990 to 1992 - Mondi Forests, Zululand.
  • District Forest Manager, 1985 to 1989 - State Department of Forestry.
  • Assistant District Forest Manager, 1982 to 1984 - State Department of Forestry.


  • M.Sc. Forest Mensuration, Univ. Stellenbosch, 1997.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Forest Management, Univ. Stellenbosch, 1984.
  • B.Sc. Forest Engineering, Univ. Stellenbosch, 1981.