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New FPS Training Video: Transitioning into Version 7.60 Database Structure

FBRI has posted a new training video “Transitioning into Version 7.60 Database Structure” located at  This video provides guidance on how to ensure your organization has all of the updates (Macros, Queries, Reports, Tables) that are in the recently released version 7.60 FPS Access Database. Check it out today so you don’t miss out!

Most recent FPS User Group Meeting (BUGS)

Virtual – JUNE 22, 2023 – 10-11 Pacific
Topic: Transitioning data into FPS v7.60

FBRI invited all interested FPS users to join Brock’s User Group “BUGS” meeting, hosted by Brock Purvis (FPS Technical Support), on June 22, 2023, from 10:00 – 11:00am PST.

This session focused on transitioning your current FPS database into the FPS v7.60 database structure. During the discussion, a step-by-step process was demonstrated to highlight FBRI’s recommended method for bringing in all necessary data tables from previous versions of FPS into a v7.60 database.

Click the following link to view the PDF of the slides from the March 28th meeting. Transitioning data into FPS v760 (PDF)

If you have any questions about BUGS, please contact Brock Purvis at 406-541-0054 or use the contact form and select technical support.

Video: Jim Arney’s Legacy 

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 help foresters make decisions about their forest resources. For Jim FPS was the culmination of a lifetime of work, a lifetime of professional commitment, and a lifetime of friendships. Jim passed away in June 2021 and all of us at FBRI miss him tremendously.  He was our leader, our mentor, and most importantly, our friend.  This video is a dedication to a pillar within the forestry community.

Click here to view the Jim Arney Legacy Video (on Vimeo).