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Participants in this two-day workshop will apply mixed-silvicultural regimes to a stand-based forest inventory for a large working forest ownership. These optional regimes will be localized by participants to mitigate an array of operational constraints – both attribute and spatially defined (such as maximum opening size, green-up delays, riparian buffers and wildlife habitat thresholds.
The objective is to demonstrate and apply the kind and intensity of planning which must be accomplished on an annual basis to establish and maintain operationally stable net cash flow from a working forest.
The workshop will be hosted in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Dates and location will be released shortly.
This two-day workshop will separate site productive capacity from silvicultural effects on tree height growth which are currently imbedded in traditional height/age site index methods.
Workshop includes one-half day in field observing and measuring felled-trees using the 10-meter site index methodology.
Participants will gain experience using non-parametric sampling designs for sample locations, determination of silvicultural regeneration capacities and smoothing techniques for site grid extrapolation across large landscapes (ownerships).
Location will be finalized shortly…
Date: April 25 – 27, 2016 at Great Wolf Lodge off Interstate 5 in Grand Mound, Washington. (800) 640-9653 www.greatwolf.com/grand-mound
Day 1 – Designing, applying and compiling robust operational stand-based inventories in any stand structure and species composition.
Day 2 – Field exercise involving sub-sampling techniques and intensities, off-plot tree sampling, off-stand plot methods; and small-tree, non-tree, snags and down woody debris sampling.
Day 3 – Results from field exercise and determination of optimal sample designs, intensities and periodic re-sampling frequency for maintaining working forest inventories.
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.
Topics will includes inventory design (stand, plot, tree), database structure, gis basics, photo classification, habitat classification, cruise expansion, acreage reduction for roads (gis), stream buffer computations, polygon management (lump/split/harvest depletion) and year-end reporting.
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. A laboratory day has been added for enhanced hands-on activities.
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.