2019 and 2020 updates include incorporating the services available through satellite technology. On the user side, FPS is now working with additional database systems, such as Microsoft SQL Server Express.
The years 2010 – 2018 added the important factor of the shade tolerance of tree species to the data library. On the technical side, the software was updated for Windows 7 in March of 2011.
Many of the updates and new features added to FPS during the years 2000 – 2009 accommodated the affects of thinning and silvicultural practices. New accounting functionality was also added.
From an academic project, starting in 1972, to a robust forestry projection tool, FPS went through numerous technology updates and new features in the years 1972 – 1999. Some of the changes were results of new forestry practices.
FBRI has issued a step-by-step instruction manual on how to link FPS and Microsoft SQL Server Express (SQL Express) databases.
The Year-end Forest Inventory Report is a standard set of reports which every forester should produce at the end of every year.
Guidebook for FPS Forest Planning Biometric Methods for Forest Planning (PDF) Excerpt from The Forester’s Guidebook
Step by Step Guide for Running FPS Harvest Scheduler The Forester’s Quick Steps to Building an Annual Harvest Schedule (PDF) Based on an FPS-based Working Forest Inventory – by James D. Arney, Sept. 2018
Building and Managing FPS SiteGrid GIS Layers FPS SiteGrid Methods for Forest Inventory, Forest Growth and Forest Planning 2015
The Forester’s Guidebook for Managing Working Forests This guidebook has been 20 years in building. It has been regularly distributed as a hard copy 328 page textbook along with the Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) software. The FBRI has now made this guidebook a free download from this site …