Using FPS for Long-term Sustainable Harvest Planning
Location: Portland, OR
- Basic concepts of Forest Planning – Stand versus Forest
- Critical “Linkages & Integration” with Inventory Systems
- Understanding and Quantifying Cash Flows
- Defining Sustainability – Timeframe & Repeatability
- Evaluating Growth Capacity under Alternative Silvicultural Regimes
- Managing Spatial and Non-spatial Harvest Constraints
- Dependence on a Quality Stand-based Forest Inventory
- Methods of Invoking Riparian and Wildlife Habitat Zones
- Managing Forest Health and Wildfire Risk
- Log Valuation – Species, Dimension, Position, Defect & Product
- Operating Costs – Annual, Regeneration, Silviculture & Harvesting
- Cash Flows – Net Operating Income, Discounted Net Revenue
- Tracking Dimensional Change instead of Age – Why?
- Inventory Stand Resolution – Species and Distribution – Size & Spatial
- Growth Model Resolution – Individual Tree or Stand Basis (outputs)
- Early Stand Development – Regeneration & Non-tree Vegetation
- Late Stand Development – Ingrowth, Growth & Mortality Dynamics
- Understanding 2nd and 3rd Rotation Yield Impacts on Current Harvests
- Small Tree Growth Dynamics and Classification (CASH Card)
- Defining Regimes versus Individual Treatments
- Quantifying Site Preparation, Brush Control & Pest Control
- Timing, Intensity and Effects of Fertilizer Applications
- Fill Planting and Inter-Planting Methods, Impacts and Costs
- Importance and Methods of Timing Treatments
- Thinning Alternatives – Type, Intensity, Residual Levels
- Analyzing both Harvest Removals and Residual Standing Inventories
- Managing Silviculture to meet Regulatory Constraints
- Implications for Species Composition and Habitat Diversity
- Plantation Regimes for Single or Mixed Species
- Seed-Tree Regimes with Natural or Planted Regeneration
- Shelterwood Regimes and Regeneration Silviculture
- Selection Regimes at alternative Frequency and Intensity of Entry
- Develop Case Study Regimes to Optimize Volume, Value & Benefits
- Rank Alternative Silvicultural Investment Levels – Natural & Planted
- Evaluate Cash Flow and Residual Habitat by Silvicultural Strategy
- Rank Alternative Silviculture for Wood, Value, Habitat and Carbon
- Develop an Operational 5-year Rolling Harvest Plan
Member Regular Price: $575
Member Early Bird Price: $550
Non-member Regular Price: $850
Non-member Early Bird Price: $875
This Workshop will emphasize Harvest Scheduling and Long-term Silvicultural Planning. Each participant will come away with a state-of-the-art understanding for developing and implementing long-term forest management operational plans. Emphasis includes importance of harvest scheduling integration with inventory and silvicultural methods, alternative silvicultural regimes, site productivity, regeneration, operating costs, revenue and discounted cash flows. Detailed examples will identify impacts of stand versus forest-wide optimization strategies. If you own, manage or are concerned about inventory, GIS linkages, silviculture and harvest planning for a forested land base then this workshop is for you.
Do you know the sustainable capacity of your working forest? Do you know the operational growth capacity of your forest under alternative silvicultural regimes? Do you know which stands should be scheduled for harvest in the next five years on a net revenue basis? Can you explain these planning alternatives with confidence to your manager, owner, board or council?
The objective of this workshop is to understand and apply a stand-based growth and silviculture modeling approach for all forest-wide silviculture and planning analyses. Each participant will be provided a computer, forest database, software and documentation with which we will develop each step and component over the three-day workshop. The combined workshop documentation and inventory database developed during this workshop will provide each participant with the tools and insight to carry out similar analyses upon returning to your own office. This workshop is updated based on current feedback from Technical Support questions.
We will work forest planning analyses on inventories using alternative data collection methods:
- Inventories measured to 0.1-inch on Dbh versus 1.0-inch Dbh class precision
- Inventories measuring form class at 17-feet versus FPS taper class
- Inventories build from LIDAR and remote sensing versus field inventories
- James D. Arney, Ph.D., Forest Biometrics Research Institute, Portland, Oregon
- Brock Purvis, Forest Biometrics Research Institute, Portland, Oregon
Registration includes use of Workshop computers, sample databases, two lunches and all coffee breaks.
No room block has been reserved this event. There are also numerous lodging facilities within close proximity. You are responsible for your own accommodations.
Workshops will be cancelled if fewer than 7 participants sign up. Refunds are non-refundable if cancellations are made less than 7 business days before the first day of the workshop.