This workshop provides: (1) an in-depth examination of how to build useful forest inventories with a focus on stand-based approaches, (2) a thorough review of how FPS processes inventory data, and (3) recommended procedures for managing an operational inventory, including year-end reporting, inventory updates, and depletions. Exercises and a laboratory day have been added for enhanced hands-on experience. (more…)
Topics will include growth projection methods, visualizations, natural regeneration, silvicultural regimes (clearcut, seed tree, shelterwood, selection), economic analyses (costs, values, discounting) This is an opportunity to learn about the internal structure of the Forest Projection System (FPS) growth model, site curves and taper profiles. This model uses a distance-dependent tree list approach to project the future of mixed-species, mixed-age stands. All site, taper and growth parameters reside in external Libraries localized to geographic regions of the West based on over 20,000 permanent research plots and over thirty years of continuous analysis and review. (more…)
This workshop has a maximum capacity of 24 seats available on a first come/paid, first serve basis. Workshops will be cancelled if fewer than 7 participants sign up. Refunds are non-refundable if cancellations are made less than 10 business days before the first day of the workshop. This Workshop is scheduled for FBRI supporting organizations. Others may be able to gain participation by calling Western Forestry at (503) 226-4562. (more…)
This is a category for any non standard workshops that FBRI may hold. These may crop up from time to time based on the interest of the contributing organizations and forestry at large.
Developing a reasonable, defendable and repeatable long term harvest plan has become one of the most difficult and confusing tasks in forest management. Maximizing forest potential is no longer simply optimizing stocking levels. We must now overlay may constraints and goals that may include wildlife management, selection harvest systems, regulatory constraints and various management goals (no longer limited to producing boards). These constraints and goals are often spatially specific and overlap each other. The ability for an organization prove legislative compliance, gain forest certifications and achieve public acceptance of operations often hinges on a precise and defendable long range plan. (more…)