Forest Inventory Assessment & Year-end Reporting

Date: March 13, 2018 - March 14, 2018
Location: DoubleTree Hotel - Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Event Agenda

Closing Your Year-end 2017 Standing Inventory
March 13: 9:00
1. Linking and updating FPS database from GIS harvest depletions overlay (FPS Lump/Split utility).
2. Generating year-end reports for 2017 harvest depletion volumes and acres: Removal of harvested stands.
3. Growing the residual inventory forward to year-end 2017: Generating standard annual growth reports.
March 13: 12:00
Lunch (included with registration)
March 13: 1:00
4. Generating year-end standing inventory reports for all strata and acres.
5. Updating year-end inventory with changes due to new cruises and regeneration surveys during 2017.
6. Generating final year-end standing inventory reports for forest-wide summaries of volume and value.
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 2017 State of the Forest. Part I of the Workshop Handout will provide step-by-step procedures to produce these reports and databases.
March 13: 4:00
Adjourn Day 1
During this session, attendees will build four component reports:
1.) 2017 Harvest Volume & Value by Species;
2.) 2017 Forest Growth by Species;
3.) 2017 Year-end Standing Volume & Value with Species Subtotals; and
4.) 2017 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 2017 State of the Forest. Part I of the Workshop Handout will provide step-by-step procedures to produce these reports and databases.
March 14: 8:00
Transitioning from previous versions of FPS (or other non-FBRI inventory systems). We will use the year-end 2017 inventory database to build a parallel year-end 2017 database using the new FPS Version 7.53 software suite. The essence of this one-time step is to document the shift (if any) in the standing year-end inventory acres and volumes due to upgrading the software suite.
1. Invoking the User’s Activation Code to switch the FPS Library from demo to full Library status.
2. Creating a working copy of the 2017 FPS standing inventory database for moving into 2018.
3. Establishing, Maintaining and Updating – the standard volume and value parameters for year-end reporting.
4. Re-merchandizing the entire inventory, setting current log values and silvicultural cost parameters, and then generating standard year-end volume and cash flow reports.
5. Moving to a more robust characterization of your stand inventory.
March 14: 12:00
Lunch (included with registration)
March 14: 1:00
6. Identifying potential differences (if any) due to the shift to FPS Version 7.53.
7. Generating standard species, volume, value, and acres reports across entire inventory database with emphasis on “Cash Flow” reporting. FPS 7.53 provides a much enhanced reporting capacity for harvesting, hauling, silviculture and management cash flows on an annual basis.
8. Describing and demonstrating the differences in cruising and reporting techniques due to field methods and sample intensities - #plots, #heights, precision of measurements, etc.
9. Establishing a default suite of 3 – 6 early silvicultural regimes for new stand establishment.
During this session, attendees will produce 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.
March 14: 4:00
Adjourn Day 2
During this session, attendees will produce 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: $475
Non-member Early Bird Price: $675

Event Description

This workshop provides detailed guidance to transition your inventory from year-end 2016 to year-end 2017 including all harvest, growth, new cruising and land exchanges which have taken place over the past year.

The site, volume and growth dynamics in the FPS 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 FPS Universal Library.  This workshop is designed to get you there with two-days of hands-on computer applications and take-home documentation.

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

Registration Information:
The workshop registration fee is $475 for FBRI members and $675 for non-members. The fee includes a laptop for each attendee, handout materials, refreshments and 2 lunches. You may register by clicking the red “click here to register” 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