Forest Inventory & Planning: The Linkage is the Real Story
By Jim Arney
FPS is the link between your inventory and planning. While your inventory will provide the numbers for your timberlands, FPS will bring in GIS, site productivity, growth and silviculture projections, harvest scheduling and cash flow. All combine to produce sustainable harvest options over an array of silvicultural, regulatory, wildlife and riparian options. FPS also produces your year-end inventory reports of depletions, annual growth and changes in inventory due to new cruises.