If you manage forest stands with mixed species, mixed structure and/or irregular densities (spatial patterns), then you care what kind of growth model is applied and how it was calibrated. If your harvesting regimes have shifted away from even-aged clearcut harvests, then your forest structure is taking on the characteristics identified in the first sentence of this paragraph.
In September 1972, I organized a two-day forest biometricians meeting in Olympia, Washington, to explore ways to transition traditional printed “yield tables” into computer-based, dynamic “growth models”.
All organizations plan; the only difference is their approach. Prior to starting a new strategic planning process, it is necessary to recognize the past planning approaches which may have been used within that organization.
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FBRI Supporting Organizations The following organizations are supporters of the Forest Biometrics Research Institute. Collectively, these organizations actively manage more than 12 million acres. Supporting Organizations: American Forest Management, Inc. Angeles Forestry BIA – Pacific Northwest Regional Office BIA – Denver Bennett Lumber Products Inc. Bloedel Timberlands Coeur d’Alene Tribe …
This paper presents a chronology of the evolution of forest mensuration in the western States in the last half of the 20th century.
Forest Mensuration in the 1970’s.
FBRI and WFCA co-sponsored two forest inventory workshops in 2018 titled Fundamentals and Best Practices for Forest Inventories. Dr. Jim Arney was the featured speaker and provided workshop participants with his recommendations on how to set up and annually update an accurate and robust forest inventory system.
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FBRI University of Idaho – Graduate Fellowship Program The FBRI Graduate Fellowship began in fall of 2017 at the College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho. This is a fully-funded FBRI commitment to begin bringing forward forestry research professionals well versed in a broader understanding of individual …