Forest Biometrics Research Institute

Forest Biometrics Research Institute

The Science of Forest Measurement

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New E-Forester Article
FBRI Enterprise Services: New Satellite Analytics and a Pivotal Change in Forest Inventory

FBRI is now providing Stand-based Forest Inventories at a fraction of traditional costs. The cost-reduction timing is crucial for 2021. The FBRI Inventory is higher resolution than all traditional methods and provides 100% coverage in one year (up to one million acres).
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E-Forester Article
The Fallacy of the Group Selection Cutting System

There is no economic or biological advantage which may be assigned to applying a “group selection” regime to a working forest ownership. It is a classroom theory of no practical value. This forest researcher has never found a successful implementation of this concept. The following three pages provide the basis for this statement.
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What is Forest Biometrics?
Forest Biometrics is the science of forest (Bio) measurement (metrics).  It encompasses the quantification of characteristics of trees and vegetation, insects, disease, wildlife, topography, soils, and climate.
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What is Forest Projection System (FPS) software?
The Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) can help you to analyze your forest inventory, grow your inventory, determine sustained yield, and calculate financial return.
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What is the Forest Biometrics Research Institute (FBRI)?
The Forest Biometrics Research Institute (FBRI) is a non-profit public research corporation dedicated to sustainable and scientifically based forest management.
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FBRI Tech Support & Staff Members
Technical Support
Contact Tech Support at (406) 541-0054 or by using the Contact Us page for help with your FPS software.
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FBRI Enterprise Services
FBRI is the first to offer satellite-facilitated, stand-based forest inventory
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2019 Reforestation Cost Survey Results
2019 FBRI/WFCA Reforestation Survey Results In 2019, the Forest Biometrics Research Institute and Western Forestry and Conservation Association surveyed Pacific Northwest foresters and timberland owners on their operating costs for growing and harvesting trees. Data was collected on average costs for site prep, planting, brush control, precommercial thinning, and harvesting/hauling. …
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