This private sector client had extensive estate areas with potential for commercial plantations set within a local mosaic of forest resources providing environmental and social benefits. The owner of the estate sought advice from LTS to develop a forestry plan consistent with the estates’ commercial aims and commitments to sustainable development. The client had timber plantations in excess of its fuelwood needs and wanted to assess the viability and opportunity to develop commercial timber production. LTS provided a team of experts to evaluate the state of the plantations, the prevailing market and the political and institutional environment in which the client was operating in the 3 countries. From these assessments, LTS developed a suite of strategic options for the client to consider that satisfy their long-term objectives of a sustainable business that supports local economies.