The Forest Biometrics Research Institute (FBRI) is a non-profit public research corporation dedicated to sustainable and scientifically based forest management. Forest Biometrics is the science of forest (Bio) measurement (metrics). The Forest Biometrics Research Institute is a research, development, service and education organization in the field of forest inventory, forest growth and forest planning.
FBRI serves the forest industry by providing tools and methods for quantifying forest growth while enabling forest stewards to consider the interwoven goals of timber production, wildlife protection, watershed management and alternative forest uses. In order to ensure that today’s decisions will remain wise decades into the future, the FBRI is committed to supplying repeatable and scientifically based approaches, factors and procedures for forest management.
The FBRI provides the only fully certified library of regional species quantitative parameters for site capacity, taper and volume determination, growth and mortality rates, and biomass and carbon sequestration rates and capacities. These regional libraries are updated periodically (3 to 6 years) to assure the most accurate and current assessments of forest quantitative capacities for forest planning, sustainability and valuation assessments. There is no better or more accurate source available to the working forest manager to verify and quantify the capacity of the forest under any and all silvicultural regimes and management goals than the Regional Species Libraries from FBRI.
The FBRI – FPS software has been updated to Version 7.1.1. It was available as of 2013/11/30. Also with this update is the latest DRAFT FPS users manual found HERE. We are asking for review of this document with all feedback by January 31, 2014.