James Arney, President

Dr. James D. Arney brings over fifty years of forest biometrics industrial experience touching every aspect of inventory design, growth & yield, and harvest planning in six western States and three Canadian Provinces.  He has designed  in-place inventory systems, calibrated yield models for over twenty (20) tree species, developed site …

Richard Zabel, Operations Manager

Richard is currently the Executive Director of Western Forestry and Conservation Association (WFCA) and has been in that position since 1988. Prior to that, he was the Continuing Education Coordinator with the Society of American Foresters in Washington DC and also worked as a logging engineer with Crown Zellerbach.  He …

Melinda Olson, Office Support

Melinda is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Western Forestry and Conservation Association (WFCA). She also supports FBRI by maintaining their website and providing administrative support for the Portland, OR business office, which contracts with WFCA. Melinda Olson was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. She studied Graphic Design at …