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1 2008 Western Mensurationists Meeting Eagle Crest Resort June 22 – 24, 2008 Redmond, Oregon

2 Background Western Mensurationists Tour Hosts: Jim Arney, Bob Curtis, Bob Strand Victoria, Olympia, Washougal – June 1972 Jim Arney Imre Bella Dave Bower Dave Bruce Chuck Chambers Bob Curtis Frank Hegyi Terry Honer Jim King Tony Kozak Jim Lin Ken Mitchell Don Monro J. Harry G. Smith Ken Turnbull

3 Background Western Mensurationists Meeting Hosts: Jim Arney, Don Reimer, Greg Johnson Spokane, Washington – August 21-23, 1985 Jim Arney Imre Bella Jim Brickell John Byrne Chuck Chambers Leroy Dolph Jim Goudie Dave Hamilton Dave Hyink Kim Iles Greg Johnson Ralph Johnson Wayne Johnstone Bruce Krumland Brian Long Tim Max Mike McGreevy Jim Moore Todd Mower Jim Newberry Mike Naccarini Bill Oliver John Olson Charley Peterson Bob Pfister Larry Raines Don Reimer Laura Sheehan Steve Titus Lee Wensel Paul Wing Bill Wykoff 1985 Participants not recognized by 2008 Ice Breaker Participants

4 Background Western Mensurationists Meeting Hosts: Jim Arney, Don Reimer, Greg Johnson Spokane, Washington – August 21-23, 1985 Jim Arney Imre Bella Jim Brickell John Byrne Chuck Chambers Leroy Dolph Jim Goudie Dave Hamilton Dave Hyink Kim Iles Greg Johnson Ralph Johnson Wayne Johnstone Bruce Krumland Brian Long Tim Max Mike McGreevy Jim Moore Todd Mower Jim Newberry Mike Naccarini Bill Oliver John Olson Charley Peterson Bob Pfister Larry Raines Don Reimer Laura Sheehan Steve Titus Lee Wensel Paul Wing Bill Wykoff

5 National Capacity in Forestry Research National Research Council, Washington, DC

6 Theme: Quantifying Productivity Static & Dynamic Aspects Approach: A Series of Panel Discussions Approach: A Series of Panel Discussions Goal: To Draw Out & Take Stock Goal: To Draw Out & Take Stock Background: Background: National Research Council Report – 2002 National Research Council Report – 2002 Research is experiencing steady erosion of capacity. Research is experiencing steady erosion of capacity. Renewed Commitment to innovation, cooperation, relevance and extension. Renewed Commitment to innovation, cooperation, relevance and extension. Seek cooperation and support that do not currently exist. Seek cooperation and support that do not currently exist. What about Forest Mensuration? What about Forest Mensuration?

7 Professional Inventory / Planning Forester 50,000 – 300,000 Acre Tree Farm Typically One Person In Organization Typically One Person In Organization B.S. Degree from Forestry School B.S. Degree from Forestry School 3 – 15 Years Professional Experience 3 – 15 Years Professional Experience Reports Inventory & Harvest Plans Annually Reports Inventory & Harvest Plans Annually Responsible for Inventory Cruise & Depletions Responsible for Inventory Cruise & Depletions Responsible for Silvicultural Planning & Costs Responsible for Silvicultural Planning & Costs Responsible for Harvest Levels & Plan Responsible for Harvest Levels & Plan Responsible for Assessing All Constraints Responsible for Assessing All Constraints

8 Theme: Quantifying Productivity Static & Dynamic Aspects Invited Speaker – Science of Biometrics Invited Speaker – Science of Biometrics Panel Discussions Panel Discussions Site Productivity Site Productivity Small-tree Growth Small-tree Growth Modeling Genetics Modeling Genetics Biometrics Research – Where & How? Biometrics Research – Where & How? Review Research Status Review Research Status Universities & Cooperatives Universities & Cooperatives Research Stations & Institutes Research Stations & Institutes


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