Education and work experience
Key Qualifications: Forest assessment and valuation. . Forest certification. Forest management. Land use and forest landscape planning.
Tormod Dale possesses more than 25 years of experience as a professional, both from the public forest administration as District forester and private consulting. Consultancy work includes assignments both in Norway and internationally.
Mr. Dale was manager/chief technical advisor of the FAO Kosovo Forest Sector Emergency and Rehabilitation Project (2000-2001), managing activities aiming to rebuild the forest sector after the armed conflict.
Mr. Dale has worked with forest assessment and management planning in the Balkans and East-Africa. He was part of the FAO-team, which implemented the first Kosovo National Forest Inventory (NFI) in 2003, and the 2nd NFI cycle 10 years after, implemented through Norwegian Forestry Group (NFG) in collaboration with Kosovo Forest Agency. This included development of methodology for field inventory, training and reporting. The NFI was designed to fulfill international reporting obligations in the land use-, land use change- and forestry sectors.
Knowledge and skills in assessment and management of tree plantations has been acquired through the forest sector program in South Sudan (2009 – 2013) and through community-based forest management in Indonesia,.
Countries of work: Indonesia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, USA.
Mr. Dale, from 2015 – 2019, was responsible for the PEFC forest management certification of NORTØMMER Ltd. in Norway. The certificate is maintained within the framework of ISO 14001 environmental management system. NORTØMMER Ltd is a leading Norwegian timber trade and operational forest management services company. Mr. Dale has been involved in research and evaluation of the MiS-methodology for biodiversity conservation in managed forests.
Resource assessment and valuation
In connection to private voluntary conservation of forestlands, Mr. Dale is assisting Norwegian landowners in resource assessment and valuation, and in the negotiations with the conservation authorities of proper compensation for the loss of future forestry income.
Master of Forest Science at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA (1998).
Masters’ degree in Forest Economics and Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU (1991). Master’s thesis: «Biomass Production, Cost-Efficiency, and Carbon dioxide Fixation in Teak Plantations in Tanzania».
Environmental Planning – (continuing education) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU (1994-1995).