New FPS Training Videos
- Volume Table Health Check – Identifying Volume Differences between Stand and DBH Class Tables
- FPS Install 2022 (1 of 2)
- FPS Install – Optimal Configuration 2022 (2 of 2)
Next FPS User Group Meeting (BUGS)
FBRI is inviting interested participants to join Brock’s User Group hosted by Brock Purvis (Technical Support) on June 21, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:00am PST. No registration is necessary. The Zoom link will be sent to all FBRI members or Click here to sign up for FPS User Group notifications.
Brock’s User Group or “BUGS” is intended to provide a platform in which the FPS community can share and obtain information regarding the implementation, limitations, successes, and questions surrounding the day-to-day use of FPS. This is intended to be an interactive process with the expectation that interested participants will be prepared to communicate difficulties encountered as well as solutions developed in their user experience within a supportive network of FPS users.
The featured topic for the June 21 session will be the linkage between ESRI’s ArcPro and FPS, which was a significant talking point in the last BUGS discussion. Additionally, the June session will include time to seek input from the participants on what issues/difficulties they are currently facing, if any participant has encountered the same issue and what steps were taken to work through the process. Participants will also be asked for ideas regarding additional FPS documentation including written, training webinars, and instructional videos.
All user group meetings will be recorded, and a copy of the meeting placed on https://fbrinstitute.org/home-page/brocks-user-group-bugs/ for those who might not be able to attend.
If you have any questions about BUGS, please contact Brock Purvis at 406-541-0054 or use the contact form and select technical support.
FBRI is once again offering onsite visits to FBRI member offices. Dan Opalach, President/Biometrician, and Brock Purvis, FPS Technical Support, will come to your office for in-depth consultations on any aspect of FPS and its use. FBRI members are only required to cover their travel expenses. Site visits are 1 to 2 days in length, depending on need, and are open to anyone employed by the member company. The agenda for a site visit is completely at the discretion of the member company and may cover any topic related to FPS including forest inventory, site productivity estimation, growth & yield, silvicultural planning, and harvest scheduling.
If you are interested in scheduling a site visit, send your request to Richard Zabel along with the location, length of visit, and a preferred two week window for scheduling purposes. Site visits are only open to FBRI members in good standing and endowment organizations.
Video: Jim Arney’s Legacy
Jim Arney was the President of the Institute and the sole developer and guiding visionary for the Forest Projection System or FPS software. He dedicated 30 years of his career to writing a growth and yield model to help foresters make decisions about their forest resources. For Jim FPS was the culmination of a lifetime of work, a lifetime of professional commitment, and a lifetime of friendships. Jim passed away in June 2021 and all of us at FBRI miss him tremendously. He was our leader, our mentor, and most importantly, our friend. This video is a dedication to a pillar within the forestry community.