FBRI article published in Forest Science

Halli Hemingway and Dan Opalach (FBRI contractors) authored the lead article in the most recent edition of Forest Science:

Integrating Lidar Canopy Height Models with Satellite-Assisted Inventory Methods: A Comparison of Inventory Estimates

Forest management inventory estimates were derived from satellite and lidar data and then compared with estimates from field-based sampling.  When satellite and lidar data were combined, the error is reduced and total volume estimates were comparable with those obtained from a field-based sample. These methods are best suited for managers who want to continuing using their existing inventory software, yet need a complete inventory in 1 – 2 years and want to avoid the large cost for an intensive census-level lidar inventory.

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Most Recent FPS User Group Meeting (BUGS)

Virtual – March 14, 2024 – 10-11am Pacific
Topic: Species and Sorts, Tables in FPS

This 3/14 virtual session over Zoom focused on the relationship between the Species and Sorts Tables in FPS. A step-by-step process was demonstrated to show how FPS utilizes these tables in the merchandizing of logs. Brock Purvis, FBRI Tech Support lead the session from 10 to 11 AM Pacific. Click here to view the recording.

Upcoming event: Introduction to FPS Workshop

april 17-18, 2024 (In-person only)
Double Tree Hotel, Portland, OR

The 2024 Introduction to FPS Workshop presented by the Forest Biometrics Research Institute will be held April 17-18, in Portland, OR. This workshop will focus on utilizing FPS in the management of your forest lands. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their computers (with FPS) to this workshop as it will be organized so that attendees can follow the topics and use FPS to participate in a hands-on environment. (Laptops will not be provided at the workshop.)

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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 https://forestbiometrics.org/category/resources/training-videos/.  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!