Forest Inventory Assessment & Reporting: How to Transition to the 2017 FPS Universal Library

Date: March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Location: DoubleTree Hotel - Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Event Agenda

March 29: 9:00
Closing Your Year-end 2016 Standing Inventory
  • Linking and updating FPS database from GIS harvest depletions overlay (FPS Lump/Split utility)
  • Generating year-end reports for 2016 harvest depletion volumes and acres: Removal of harvested stands.
  • Growing the residual inventory forward to year-end 2016: Generating standard annual growth reports.
March 29: 12:00
Lunch included with registration
March 29: 1:00
Closing Your Year-end 2016 Standing Inventory Continued
  • Generating year-end standing inventory reports for all strata and acres.
  • Updating year-end inventory with changes due to new cruises and regeneration surveys during 2016.
  • Generating final year-end standing inventory reports for forest-wide summaries of volume and value.
During this session, attendees will build four component reports:
  1. 2016 Harvest Volume & Value by Species and Log Sort
  2. 2016 Forest Growth by Strata and Site Class
  3. 2016 Year-end Standing Volume & Value with Strata Subtotals
  4. 2016 Changes in Year-end Standing Inventory due to new Cruises

This suite of reports is designed for your presentation to senior management. The final databases provide the complete year-end archive for the year-end 2016 State of the Forest. Part I of the Workshop Handout will provide step-by-step procedures to produce these reports and databases.

Installation of the Universal Library and Shifting of Your Inventory to the New Site, Volume and Growth Dynamics Provided in the Universal Library.
March 30: 8:00
We will use the year-end 2016 inventory database to build a parallel year-end 2016 database with the new FPS Universal Library volume and growth parameters. The essence of this one-time step is to document the shift (if any) in the standing year-end inventory volume.
  • Loading the new FPS Universal Library onto the workshop computers.
  • Invoking the User’s Activation Code to switch the FPS Library from demo to full Library status.
  • Creating a working copy of the 2016 FPS standing inventory database for moving into 2017.
  • Establishing, Maintaining and Updating – the standard volume and value parameters for year-end reporting.
  • Re-merchandizing the entire inventory and generating standard year-end summary reports.
March 30: 12:00
Lunch included with registration
March 30: 1:00
  • Identifying potential differences due to the shift to the new FPS Universal Library.
  • Generating standard species, volume, value, and acres reports across entire inventory database.
  • Documenting the differences where they exist and the extent of reliable field cruises in all strata.
  • Establishing a default suite of 3 – 6 early silvicultural regimes for new stand establishment.
March 30: 4:00
Adjourn

During this session, attendees will produced a suite of reports to document within which species and size classes any changes in standing inventory may occur. These reports are designed to identify the magnitude of these differences and the proportion of inventory acres affected. These reports are also designed for your presentation to senior management.

Member Regular Price: $450
Non-member Early Bird Price: $650

Event Description

This workshop provides detailed guidance to transition your inventory from the existing FPS Regional Species Library to the 2017 FPS Universal Library which is based on a significantly stronger research database for all species and regions.  The Universal Library now invokes strong relationships and trends across species, shade tolerance, growth form and bio/geo/climatic regions.

The site, volume and growth dynamics in the Universal Library are tailored for you to localize to your own bio/geo/climatic zone.  This functionality is only possible if you actively take advantage of the features of the Universal Library.  This workshop is designed to get you there with two-days of hands-on computer applications.

Each attendee will be provided a laptop with pre-installed FPS 7.5 and demo databases.

Instructors: Jim Arney and Brock Purvis, Forest Biometrics Research Institute.

Workshop Outcome: This new inventory database becomes your 2017 working inventory database. All of your harvest and silvicultural planning should now come from this inventory database. The old 2016 FPS database and Library should be archived along with its year-end documentation. A few steps will be presented and applied in this workshop to assist your transition to the new FPS Universal Library. Part II of the Workshop Handout will provide step-by-step procedures to transition your inventory to a FPS Universal Library basis.

Registration Information:

The workshop registration fee is $450 for FBRI members and $650 for non-members. The fee includes a laptop for each attendee, handout materials, refreshments and 2 lunches.  You may register by clicking the red “register here” button on this page or call Melinda at 503-227-0622

Workshop Location:

The session will be held at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center at 1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR