The Forest Biometrics Research Institute has partnered with Northwest Management, Inc (NMI) to provide technical support services. Within this partnership, Brock acts as the Technical Service Provider and Inventory Forester for FBRI’s FPS software. NMI has been involved with Dr. James Arney of Forest Biometrics and the Forest Biometrics Research Institute since he began these endeavors and has used all of the versions of FPS over the years. Currently NMI is utilizing FPS Version 7.45.
Brock has worked for NMI for over 12 years and is currently serving as the Inventory Manager. Within this role Brock is responsible for the administration, development, implementation and quality assurance of forest inventory projects for Northwest Management Inc. He has considerable experience in forest inventory sampling design to characterize the forest vegetation in an efficient and statistically reliable manner. He has extensive experience in vegetation mapping, utilizing aerial photography and ground truthing techniques. Mr. Purvis holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University.