FPS Inventory Program Review

A New FBRI Member Service:  FPS Inventory Program Review FBRI is pleased to announce a new Enterprise Service — FPS Inventory Program Review — which is designed to critically evaluate your organization’s operational FPS database.1 This program review will cover key aspects of your forest inventory system including cruise design …

Why is FPS right for you?

Why is The Forest Projection and Planning System Software right for you? For over 30 years FPS has been dedicated to providing a suite of software designed to offer Land Managers and Foresters with the necessary tolls for making knowledgeable Forest Management decisions. With a fully integrated cruise compiler, growth …

Video: Jim Arney’s Legacy

 Click here to view the Jim Arney Legacy Video (on Vimeo). Jim Arney was the President of the Institute and the sole developer and guiding visionary for the Forest Projection System or FPS software. He dedicated 30 years of his career to writing a growth and yield model to …

What’s New

*FBRI article published in Forest Science
*Brock’s User Group “BUGS”
*New Event: Intro to FPS Workshop
*New Enterprise Services
*Release of FPS Version 7.60
*New FPS Training Video

FPS Download

Click here to download FPS version 7.60.  All downloaded FPS versions open in demo mode with FPS operating at approximately 80% functionality. A member activation key is needed for full functionality. Microsoft Access is needed to operate FPS. If you are having trouble accessing the FPS download from the link …

Passing of Dr. James Arney

Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. James D. Arney on June 14, 2021, due to a medical condition.  Jim was the founder and driving force behind FBRI since its inception in 2002.  He will be missed tremendously as …

The Evolution of Forest Inventory

The Evolution of Forest Inventory (A Comparison of Satellite, Lidar, and Traditional Forest Inventory Methods) James D. Arney, PhD and Mark V. Corrao, PhD[1] For nearly two centuries’ foresters have worked within the constraints of data and time to build representative ‘inventories’ that describe the spatial and structural variations of …

Halli Hemmingway: Study Implications

Study Implications for “Estimating Forest Productivity Using Site Characteristics, Multipoint Measures, and a Nonparametric Approach Defining and understanding forest productivity is of interest to a wide variety of natural resource professionals including ecologists, climate change experts, forest biometricians, and forest managers. A new method of defining forest productivity using multipoint …

What is Forest Biometrics?

What is Forest Biometrics? In layman’s terms, forest biometrics is information about forests than comes from measuring and counting. People who do the measuring and analysis are called Forest Biometricians. The people who need the information are foresters, people and companies who own forest land, people who invest in forest …