Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 9am – 11am Pacific Time
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Registration is free to FBRI supporting organizations.

10m SiteGrid: An advanced, yet practical, approach to estimating site productivity. It relates measures of site index to environmental factors such as precipitation, growing season days, and soil depth. Plus it requires less field work and is less expensive than traditional site index methods. And it can be easily incorporated into FPS.

While traditional site index methodology has been around for over 100 years, it requires lots of field work and the site index curves are rigid and do not take into account the broad range of stand and site conditions under which trees are currently grown: small clearcuts, lots of tree retention, various levels of vegetation management, and selection silviculture.

This workshop will cover the field procedures for collecting the site indices data, building a forest-wide 10m SiteGrid GIS layer and assigning a forest-wide site capacity in FPS. A workbook will be provided to all attendees. It is also recommended that each attendees has a copy of the Forester’s Guidebook: Biometric Methods for Forest Inventory, Forest Growth and Planning. Send a note along with a mailing address to Richard if a copy is needed.

Registration is free and registration is needed to receive the Zoom link.