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1 2008 Annual Members Meeting Forest Biometrics Research Institute 435 NW Fifth Street, Suite D Corvallis, Oregon April 7, 2008 Salbasgeon Inn, Corvallis

2 Forest Biometrics Research Institute – Directors & Staff 2008

3 FBRI Meeting Agenda Structure and Organization of FBRI Structure and Organization of FBRI FBRI Organization and Staff FBRI Organization and Staff FBRI Technical Services Members FBRI Technical Services Members General round of participant introductions General round of participant introductions Goals and Mission of FBRI Goals and Mission of FBRI Progress through 2007 Progress through 2007 Refinements and Geographic Range of Species Libraries Refinements and Geographic Range of Species Libraries Development of the 10m Site Classification Method Development of the 10m Site Classification Method Quantifying Regeneration Success with the CASH Card Quantifying Regeneration Success with the CASH Card Establishment of Response Surface Mosaic Trials Establishment of Response Surface Mosaic Trials Oregon Coast Range Douglas-fir Oregon Coast Range Douglas-fir Eastern Cascades Ponderosa Pine Eastern Cascades Ponderosa Pine Ranking Family Growth Differences in Progeny Trials Ranking Family Growth Differences in Progeny Trials

4 FBRI Agenda (II) Site Productivity Classification (Workshop) Site Productivity Classification (Workshop) Introduction to the 10m Site Class Concept Introduction to the 10m Site Class Concept Site Productivity Stratification of your Landbase Site Productivity Stratification of your Landbase Silvicultural Growth with the CASH Card Silvicultural Growth with the CASH Card Permanent Plots & Libraries (Workshop) Permanent Plots & Libraries (Workshop) FBRI Localized & Certified Regional Libraries FBRI Localized & Certified Regional Libraries Quantifying Family Growth Differences in Progeny Trials Quantifying Family Growth Differences in Progeny Trials Quality and Location of Old / New Plot Installations Quality and Location of Old / New Plot Installations Response Surface Mosaic – Spatial Thinning Method Response Surface Mosaic – Spatial Thinning Method

5 FBRI Agenda (III) Commitments and Projects in 2008 Commitments and Projects in 2008 Warm Springs – 10m Site, Ponderosa Pine RSM Thinning Warm Springs – 10m Site, Ponderosa Pine RSM Thinning Idaho Department of Revenue – 10m Site Stratification Idaho Department of Revenue – 10m Site Stratification Western Mensurationists Meeting – Boris Zeide visit Western Mensurationists Meeting – Boris Zeide visit 10m Site Publication 10m Site Publication 2008 Staffing and Budgeting Plans 2008 Staffing and Budgeting Plans One or Two Additional Biometricians, 2008 – 2009 One or Two Additional Biometricians, 2008 – 2009 Conversion to Endowment Funding Base Conversion to Endowment Funding Base Letters of Support and In-House Contacts Letters of Support and In-House Contacts Feedback – Questions & Answers Feedback – Questions & Answers

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7 Structure of FBRI IRS 501(c)3 Tax-exempt Status as Non-Profit Research Institute, Effective 14-Aug-2003 IRS 501(c)3 Tax-exempt Status as Non-Profit Research Institute, Effective 14-Aug-2003 Filed Articles of Incorporation as Non-Profit Corporation in Oregon / Montana Filed Articles of Incorporation as Non-Profit Corporation in Oregon / Montana Filed Trademark Rights on FBRI Name Filed Trademark Rights on FBRI Name Ensure Identity and Longevity of the Institute Ensure Identity and Longevity of the Institute Ensure Security of Its Endowments and Funds Ensure Security of Its Endowments and Funds

8 FBRI Organization Three Founding Directors ( ) Three Founding Directors ( ) James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Chairman James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Chairman Kelsey S. Milner, Champion Prof. of Forestry, Vice-Chairman Kelsey S. Milner, Champion Prof. of Forestry, Vice-Chairman JoAnn L. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Secretary / Treasurer JoAnn L. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Secretary / Treasurer Evolve to Five Member Board of Directors – 2006 Evolve to Five Member Board of Directors – 2006 James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics, LLC, President James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics, LLC, President David K. Walters, Roseburg Resources, Vice President David K. Walters, Roseburg Resources, Vice President Robert Taylor, Potlatch Forest Holdings, Secretary / Treasurer Robert Taylor, Potlatch Forest Holdings, Secretary / Treasurer Kim Iles, Iles & Associates, Board Member Kim Iles, Iles & Associates, Board Member Kelsey S. Milner, University of Montana (Retired), Board Member Kelsey S. Milner, University of Montana (Retired), Board Member

9 FBRI Staff Forest Biometricians: Forest Biometricians: James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments Support Staff: Support Staff: JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010) JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010) Future Staff Expansions Future Staff Expansions Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010) Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010) Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011) Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011) Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011) Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011) Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012) Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012)

10 FBRI Technical Support Forest Analytics LLC Forest Analytics LLC Terry D. Droessler – Monmouth, Oregon Terry D. Droessler – Monmouth, Oregon McKenzie River Associates, LLC McKenzie River Associates, LLC James Mehrwein – Eugene, Oregon James Mehrwein – Eugene, Oregon Terra Verde, Inc. Terra Verde, Inc. James McWhorter – La Center, Washington James McWhorter – La Center, Washington Eric da Rosa – Mendocino, California Eric da Rosa – Mendocino, California Northwest Management, Inc. Northwest Management, Inc. Thomas Richards – Moscow, Idaho Thomas Richards – Moscow, Idaho Free State Drivers Free State Drivers Chuck Vopicka – Missoula, Montana Chuck Vopicka – Missoula, Montana ForesTree Dynamics, Ltd. ForesTree Dynamics, Ltd. Ian Moss – Duncan, British Columbia Ian Moss – Duncan, British Columbia Total Forestry Total Forestry Jeff Webster – Redding, California Jeff Webster – Redding, California Duck Creek Associates Duck Creek Associates Frank Smith – Corvallis, Oregon Frank Smith – Corvallis, Oregon Hansen Forest Management Hansen Forest Management Chris Hansen - Lakeview, Idaho Chris Hansen - Lakeview, Idaho

11 FBRI Endowments Bureau of Indian AffairsOregon Bureau of Indian AffairsOregon Bloedel TimberlandsWashington Bloedel TimberlandsWashington Duck Creek AssociatesOregon Duck Creek AssociatesOregon Edgewater Timber MgmtIdaho Edgewater Timber MgmtIdaho Forest Analytics, LLCOregon Forest Analytics, LLCOregon Forest Biometrics, LLCMontana Forest Biometrics, LLCMontana ForesTree DynamicsBritish Columbia ForesTree DynamicsBritish Columbia Grand Ronde TribeOregon Grand Ronde TribeOregon Hansen Timber ManagementIdaho Hansen Timber ManagementIdaho Hood River County ForestryOregon Hood River County ForestryOregon J-Spear RanchOregon J-Spear RanchOregon McKenzie River AssociatesOregon McKenzie River AssociatesOregon M Three Timber CompanyOregon M Three Timber CompanyOregon Northwest ManagementIdaho Northwest ManagementIdaho Quinault Tribal DNRWashington Quinault Tribal DNRWashington Silver Butte LumberOregon Silver Butte LumberOregon Siletz Tribal NationOregon Siletz Tribal NationOregon Terra VerdeWashington, California Terra VerdeWashington, California Total ForestryCalifornia Total ForestryCalifornia Van Eck FoundationOregon, California Van Eck FoundationOregon, California

12 FBRI Annual Assessments Bennett Lumber Co.Idaho Bennett Lumber Co.Idaho Collins PineOregon, California Collins PineOregon, California Conservation FundOregon, California Conservation FundOregon, California Forest Capital PartnersIdaho, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Louisiana Forest Capital PartnersIdaho, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Louisiana Fort Lewis Army ReserveWashington Fort Lewis Army ReserveWashington Giustina Land & TimberOregon Giustina Land & TimberOregon Green CrowWashington Green CrowWashington Green Diamond Res.Washington, Oregon, California Green Diamond Res.Washington, Oregon, California Gualala RedwoodsCalifornia Gualala RedwoodsCalifornia Inland Empire PaperWashington Inland Empire PaperWashington Lone Rock TimberOregon Lone Rock TimberOregon Longview FibreWashington Longview FibreWashington Merrill-Ring Tree FarmsWashington Merrill-Ring Tree FarmsWashington Moore MillOregon Moore MillOregon Nez Perce TribeIdaho Nez Perce TribeIdaho Port Blakely Tree FarmsWashington, Oregon Port Blakely Tree FarmsWashington, Oregon Potlatch Forest HoldingsIdaho, Minnesota, Arkansas Potlatch Forest HoldingsIdaho, Minnesota, Arkansas Rosboro Forest ProductsOregon Rosboro Forest ProductsOregon Roseburg ResourcesOregon, California Roseburg ResourcesOregon, California Sealaska CorporationAlaska Sealaska CorporationAlaska Seneca JonesOregon Seneca JonesOregon SDS Lumber CompanyWashington SDS Lumber CompanyWashington Starker ForestsOregon Starker ForestsOregon Stimson LumberOregon, Washington Stimson LumberOregon, Washington Warm Springs BIAOregon Warm Springs BIAOregon West Fork TimberWashington West Fork TimberWashington

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

14 FBRI Founded 02-Jan-2002 Organized for advanced research, education and service in the field of forest biometrics. Organized for advanced research, education and service in the field of forest biometrics. Devoted to the advancement of scientifically grounded and verified forest biometrics practices and procedures in the forest industry. Devoted to the advancement of scientifically grounded and verified forest biometrics practices and procedures in the forest industry. Structured to serve the forestry profession and specifically forestry organizations in all Western States. Structured to serve the forestry profession and specifically forestry organizations in all Western States.

15 Goal of Assisting Forest Industry in: Achieving maximum productivity potential and use from the forest land base; Achieving maximum productivity potential and use from the forest land base; Integrating all silvicultural treatments, environmental impacts and economic constraints; Integrating all silvicultural treatments, environmental impacts and economic constraints; Deliver and validate improved decision-support tools; and, Deliver and validate improved decision-support tools; and, Quantify treatment effects on biodiversity and landscape diversity. Quantify treatment effects on biodiversity and landscape diversity.

16 Mission of FBRI (1) Databases: Assist individual companies and agencies to establish, maintain and enhance a field-based permanent plot database of the major species, sites, stocking and silviculture found on each of their own lands. These data will be used to evaluate, verify, calibrate and update growth models within these ownerships. A major database already exists as compiled by Dr. James D. Arney over the past twenty- five years. It has been transferred to the Institute to use, maintain and enhance. Databases: Assist individual companies and agencies to establish, maintain and enhance a field-based permanent plot database of the major species, sites, stocking and silviculture found on each of their own lands. These data will be used to evaluate, verify, calibrate and update growth models within these ownerships. A major database already exists as compiled by Dr. James D. Arney over the past twenty- five years. It has been transferred to the Institute to use, maintain and enhance.

17 Mission of FBRI (2) Regional Libraries: Maintain and enhance the existing sets of Forest Projection System Species Libraries for Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Louisiana, British Columbia and Alberta. These libraries provide regional calibrations of growth, mortality, taper and site by species for each of the regions in the United States and Canada. Regional Libraries: Maintain and enhance the existing sets of Forest Projection System Species Libraries for Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Louisiana, British Columbia and Alberta. These libraries provide regional calibrations of growth, mortality, taper and site by species for each of the regions in the United States and Canada.

18 Mission of FBRI (3) Co-operative Databases: Annually incorporate all response surface information into the regional libraries from each of the genetic, vegetative, nutrition and process modeling university-based research cooperatives in the West. Co-operative Databases: Annually incorporate all response surface information into the regional libraries from each of the genetic, vegetative, nutrition and process modeling university-based research cooperatives in the West. Updates limited to FBRI members participating in each external Cooperative Project. Updates limited to FBRI members participating in each external Cooperative Project.

19 Mission of FBRI (4) Library Localization: Assist individual landowners in further localizing these regional species libraries for their own specific geographic regions, tree farms, watersheds, reservations and site-specific datasets. This assistance fulfills three goals: Library Localization: Assist individual landowners in further localizing these regional species libraries for their own specific geographic regions, tree farms, watersheds, reservations and site-specific datasets. This assistance fulfills three goals: Provides third-party, professional review and technical assistance for localizing yield projection estimates; Provides third-party, professional review and technical assistance for localizing yield projection estimates; Provides a basis for obtaining third-party certification of growth projection methods for forest planning under SFI and FSC Programs; and, Provides a basis for obtaining third-party certification of growth projection methods for forest planning under SFI and FSC Programs; and, Expands the research testing and evaluation of biometrics methods, databases and approaches as established by the Forest Biometrics Research Institute. Expands the research testing and evaluation of biometrics methods, databases and approaches as established by the Forest Biometrics Research Institute.

20 Mission of FBRI (5) Yield Capacity: Assist individual landowners in evaluating and establishing long-term sustained yield levels under current and/or anticipated wildlife constraints, watershed buffers, biodiversity goals and silvicultural constraints. This assistance fulfills three goals: Yield Capacity: Assist individual landowners in evaluating and establishing long-term sustained yield levels under current and/or anticipated wildlife constraints, watershed buffers, biodiversity goals and silvicultural constraints. This assistance fulfills three goals: Provides third-party, professional review and technical assistance for establishing local sustained yield potentials under various levels of management and investment; Provides third-party, professional review and technical assistance for establishing local sustained yield potentials under various levels of management and investment; Provides a basis for obtaining third-party certification of sustained yield harvest levels under SFI and FSC Programs; Provides a basis for obtaining third-party certification of sustained yield harvest levels under SFI and FSC Programs; Provides feedback to the Institute on changing goals and policies that may affect future research, database needs and model structures. Provides feedback to the Institute on changing goals and policies that may affect future research, database needs and model structures.

21 Mission of FBRI (6) Research & Development: Promote annual review and ranking of biometrics research priorities and software enhancements as suggested by member organizations within the Institute. These ranked priority potentials become core projects in the upcoming year. The resulting research results and summary papers are only distributed to those organizations that have provided financial support to this Institute in some form. Research & Development: Promote annual review and ranking of biometrics research priorities and software enhancements as suggested by member organizations within the Institute. These ranked priority potentials become core projects in the upcoming year. The resulting research results and summary papers are only distributed to those organizations that have provided financial support to this Institute in some form.

22 Transitions in Services Transitions in 2004: Transitions in 2004: FPS from J.D. Arney to Forest Biometrics, LLC FPS from J.D. Arney to Forest Biometrics, LLC FPS Species Libraries and Databases to FBRI FPS Species Libraries and Databases to FBRI Transitions in : Transitions in : FBRI Manages and Updates Libraries FBRI Manages and Updates Libraries FBRI Provides All Workshops and Textbooks FBRI Provides All Workshops and Textbooks Transitions in 2007: Transitions in 2007: FPS from Forest Biometrics, LLC to FBRI FPS from Forest Biometrics, LLC to FBRI Software Updates Distributed from FBRI Software Updates Distributed from FBRI FBRI Staff Maintain and Distribute all Software & Libraries FBRI Staff Maintain and Distribute all Software & Libraries Transitions in 2008: Transitions in 2008: Support to 50 Organizations in Ten States & Provinces Support to 50 Organizations in Ten States & Provinces

23 FBRI Financial Status Income / Cost (One Full Year – March 31) Endowments (Investment Account) $82,832$92,140$104,184 Assessments$85,000$124,215$137,461 Projects & Sales $10,955 Workshop Fees $13,000$12,000$23,880 Operating Costs $84,000$124,800$171,514 Net Income: $14,000$11,415$322

24 FBRI Return on Investment Example Annual Assessment Example Annual Assessment 300,000 Acre Tree Farm 300,000 Acre Tree Farm $6,000 per Year at $0.02/acre $6,000 per Year at $0.02/acre Return on Investment Return on Investment $170,000 Annual Research & Development $170,000 Annual Research & Development 28 Times ROI (170,000 / 6,000) 28 Times ROI (170,000 / 6,000)

25 FBRI Field Crew Chief (& Director) Eastern Oregon 2004 Pringle Butte Experimental Forest

26 FBRI Regional Libraries

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29 Current FBRI Databases Over 23,000 Permanent Research Plots Over 23,000 Permanent Research Plots 75,000 Observations of Growth & Yield 75,000 Observations of Growth & Yield 3,000,000 Tree Measurements 3,000,000 Tree Measurements Up to 70 Years of Observation Up to 70 Years of Observation Over Twenty Species Represented Over Twenty Species Represented $22 Million Dollar Investment ($300/Msmt) $22 Million Dollar Investment ($300/Msmt) All Databases in Standardized Format All Databases in Standardized Format

30 Species in FBRI Libraries Douglas-fir Douglas-fir Western hemlock Western hemlock Mountain hemlock Mountain hemlock Grand fir Grand fir White fir White fir Sub-alpine fir Sub-alpine fir Silver fir Silver fir Noble fir Noble fir Sitka spruce Sitka spruce Englemann spruce Englemann spruce White spruce White spruce Black spruce Black spruce Pacific yew Pacific yew Rocky mountain juniper Rocky mountain juniper Alaska yellow cedar Alaska yellow cedar Western red cedar Western red cedar Western larch Western larch Western white pine Western white pine Ponderosa pine Ponderosa pine Lodgepole pine Lodgepole pine Jack pine Jack pine Sugar pine Sugar pine Coast Redwood Coast Redwood Eucalyptus grandis Eucalyptus grandis Eucalyptus saligna Eucalyptus saligna Eucalyptus deglupta Eucalyptus deglupta Queensland maple Queensland maple Bigleaf maple Bigleaf maple Red Alder Red Alder Black cottonwood Black cottonwood Quaking aspen Quaking aspen Tan oak Tan oak

31 Member Database Agreements Level I Level I Available to all FBRI approved projects. Available to all FBRI approved projects. Level II Level II Available to specific projects on landowner’s case-by-case approval only. Available to specific projects on landowner’s case-by-case approval only. Level III Level III Available only for landowner’s own internal proprietary use. Available only for landowner’s own internal proprietary use.

32 Sharpen the Saw ( Stephen Covey ) Background Analyses and Validations Background Analyses and Validations Collect Felled-Tree Taper and Site Profiles Collect Felled-Tree Taper and Site Profiles Collect and Evaluate Regeneration “CASH” Collect and Evaluate Regeneration “CASH” Correct Age, Site, Height for Success Correct Age, Site, Height for Success Install & Maintain Permanent Growth Plots Install & Maintain Permanent Growth Plots Evaluate Existing Permanent Installations Evaluate Existing Permanent Installations Add New Installations to Fill Ownership Matrix Add New Installations to Fill Ownership Matrix Participate in Regional Growth Model Analyses Participate in Regional Growth Model Analyses Update & Localize your Regional Species Library Update & Localize your Regional Species Library

33 The Forest Projection System (FPS) Forest Inventory Relational Database Forest Inventory Relational Database Stand Polygon - #, Type, Size Stand Polygon - #, Type, Size Cruise Selection / Cruise Compiler Cruise Selection / Cruise Compiler Cruise Expansion Cruise Expansion Re-Merchandiser Re-Merchandiser Habitat Classification Habitat Classification Growth and Yield Model (Individual-tree, DD) Growth and Yield Model (Individual-tree, DD) Species, Size mixtures (natural, planted & regeneration) Species, Size mixtures (natural, planted & regeneration) Localized Site, Clumpiness, Taper relationships Localized Site, Clumpiness, Taper relationships Silviculture effects (Site Prep, Brush, Animal, Thin, Fert, Prune) Silviculture effects (Site Prep, Brush, Animal, Thin, Fert, Prune) Linked GIS Database – Live FPS  GIS Interface Linked GIS Database – Live FPS  GIS Interface Harvest Scheduling Model Harvest Scheduling Model Stand & Neighbor (GIS) Constraints Stand & Neighbor (GIS) Constraints Watershed Constraints (basin forest cover) Watershed Constraints (basin forest cover) Wildlife Constraints (nesting sites) Wildlife Constraints (nesting sites) Ownership Constraints (pre-assigned & periodic set asides) Ownership Constraints (pre-assigned & periodic set asides)

34 Inventory Methods Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) – <1980 Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) – <1980 Re-Measure Permanent Plots for Growth Re-Measure Permanent Plots for Growth Forest-Wide Statistics, no Stand details Forest-Wide Statistics, no Stand details Stand-based Inventory – Stand-based Inventory – Aerial Photo Stratification of Vegetation Types Aerial Photo Stratification of Vegetation Types Annual Sampling of Stands within Types Annual Sampling of Stands within Types Temporary Plot Designs within Stands Temporary Plot Designs within Stands Use of Growth Models to Update Inventory Use of Growth Models to Update Inventory

35 Growth Models Stand-based Inventory Attributes (/Stand) Stand-based Inventory Attributes (/Stand) Unique Species / Size / Age / Spatial Distrib. Unique Species / Size / Age / Spatial Distrib. Unique Site Productivity, Operability, Access Unique Site Productivity, Operability, Access Unique Silvicultural Constraints / Options Unique Silvicultural Constraints / Options Tree-List Growth Models update Stands Tree-List Growth Models update Stands Model Confidence sets Re-Measurement Timing Model Confidence sets Re-Measurement Timing Model Validation sets Local Confidence Model Validation sets Local Confidence Model Flexibility sets Range of Silviculture Model Flexibility sets Range of Silviculture

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38 Regional vs Local Calibration Regional (Global) Calibration – 1990s Regional (Global) Calibration – 1990s Reliable G&Y Forecasts and Options Reliable G&Y Forecasts and Options Strength in Large Research Databases Strength in Large Research Databases Localized Calibrations – 21 st Century Localized Calibrations – 21 st Century Species Trends in Taper / Bark Profiles Species Trends in Taper / Bark Profiles Species Trends in Relative Productivity Species Trends in Relative Productivity Habitat Trends in Abundance of Regeneration Habitat Trends in Abundance of Regeneration Species Trends in Growth Dynamics Species Trends in Growth Dynamics

39 Harvest Planning Methods 1) Sustained Yield Capacity – 100 Year Plan 1) Sustained Yield Capacity – 100 Year Plan Implement Range of Silvicultural Regimes Implement Range of Silvicultural Regimes Set Optimal Goals / Capacity for Yield & Value Set Optimal Goals / Capacity for Yield & Value Apply Constraints – Riparian/Wildlife/Neighbor Apply Constraints – Riparian/Wildlife/Neighbor 2) Operational Plan – 20 Year Plan Subset 2) Operational Plan – 20 Year Plan Subset Convert to Harvest Unit Polygons Convert to Harvest Unit Polygons Set 5-Year Periods, Apply all Constraints Set 5-Year Periods, Apply all Constraints Provide 5-Year Harvest List to Logging Depart. Provide 5-Year Harvest List to Logging Depart.

40 Annual Inventory Update Grow Last Year’s Inventory Forward 1-Year Grow Last Year’s Inventory Forward 1-Year Report Growth Rates – Species/Volume/Size Report Growth Rates – Species/Volume/Size Add New Cruises – Report Inventory Adjust. Add New Cruises – Report Inventory Adjust. Overlay GIS Harvest Depletions Overlay GIS Harvest Depletions Report Harvest Depletion Statistics (Invent.) Report Harvest Depletion Statistics (Invent.) Re-Run Harvest Planning Analyses Re-Run Harvest Planning Analyses Update 100-Year Sustained Yield Update 100-Year Sustained Yield Update 5-Year Harvest List of Stands Update 5-Year Harvest List of Stands

41 Professional Inventory / Planning Forester 100,000 – 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

42 Every Professional Forester must know: End of Sophomore Year Forest sampling (stands), Stand sampling (Plots), Sub-sampling (Trees, shrubs, snags) Forest sampling (stands), Stand sampling (Plots), Sub-sampling (Trees, shrubs, snags) Inventory maintenance (MS-Access), PC-based GIS, Acreage adjustments for roads and buffers Inventory maintenance (MS-Access), PC-based GIS, Acreage adjustments for roads and buffers Annual sampling frequency and intensity Annual sampling frequency and intensity Site distribution and means to validate Site distribution and means to validate Habitat classification and update methods Habitat classification and update methods

43 Every Professional Forester must know: End of Junior Year Inventory growth projection methods Inventory growth projection methods Applications, Constraints, Validation Applications, Constraints, Validation Silvicultural systems and yield differences Silvicultural systems and yield differences Clearcut regimes, preferred species & densities Clearcut regimes, preferred species & densities Seed Tree regimes, regeneration systems Seed Tree regimes, regeneration systems Shelterwood regimes, habitat implications Shelterwood regimes, habitat implications Selection regimes, single-tree versus group Selection regimes, single-tree versus group Forest health, vigor, regeneration, tolerance Forest health, vigor, regeneration, tolerance

44 Every Professional Forester must know: End of Senior Year Harvest scheduling methods linked to GIS Harvest scheduling methods linked to GIS Hydro, Wildlife, Watershed & Neighbors Hydro, Wildlife, Watershed & Neighbors Planning for 100 years versus 10 years Planning for 100 years versus 10 years Impact and silviculture of 2 nd & 3 rd rotations Impact and silviculture of 2 nd & 3 rd rotations Standards of merchandising and valuation Standards of merchandising and valuation Regulation by Area, Volume, Value or NPV Regulation by Area, Volume, Value or NPV Harvest polygons versus Stand polygons Harvest polygons versus Stand polygons

45 FBRI Research & Application (Our Mission) New R & D Technology Transfer New R & D Technology Transfer Technical Support to the Industry Technical Support to the Industry Implementation of New Technology Implementation of New Technology Integration of Genetics, Site, Region Integration of Genetics, Site, Region Intensive Plantation Culture Intensive Plantation Culture Application & Training of Biometric Tools Application & Training of Biometric Tools Continuing Education, Documentation Continuing Education, Documentation

46 2007 Completed Projects 10m Site Stratification Projects 10m Site Stratification Projects Forest Capital Partners – Colville, Coeur d’Alene, La Grande, Monmouth, Medford Forest Capital Partners – Colville, Coeur d’Alene, La Grande, Monmouth, Medford Collins Pine – Chester, California Collins Pine – Chester, California Response Surface Mosaic – Field Trials Response Surface Mosaic – Field Trials Starker Forests – Lilligren & Swank Progeny Starker Forests – Lilligren & Swank Progeny Vegetation Mgmt Coop – Stem Mapping Non-Tree Veg. Vegetation Mgmt Coop – Stem Mapping Non-Tree Veg. NWTIC – FBRI Library to Incorporate Genetic Gains NWTIC – FBRI Library to Incorporate Genetic Gains FBRI Web Site Update FBRI Web Site Update FBRI Inventory & Planning / Calibration Workshops FBRI Inventory & Planning / Calibration Workshops Review and Analysis of Inventory / Planning Functions Review and Analysis of Inventory / Planning Functions Presentation to Inland Empire Tree Improvement Coop Presentation to Inland Empire Tree Improvement Coop Minor Enhancements & Debugs of FPS Software Minor Enhancements & Debugs of FPS Software

47 2008 Project Commitments Warm Springs Reservation Warm Springs Reservation 10m Site Stratification Project 10m Site Stratification Project Ponderosa Pine – Response Surface Mosaic Ponderosa Pine – Response Surface Mosaic Review Inventory / Planning Applications Review Inventory / Planning Applications Organize 2008 Western Mensuration Mtg Organize 2008 Western Mensuration Mtg Host Dr. Boris Zeide as Guest Speaker Host Dr. Boris Zeide as Guest Speaker Idaho State – 10m Site Stratification Idaho State – 10m Site Stratification Ten Timber Counties (2-Year Project) Ten Timber Counties (2-Year Project) Publication of 10m Site Method – Western Journal of Applied Forestry Publication of 10m Site Method – Western Journal of Applied Forestry

48 FBRI Staff & Location Forest Biometricians: Forest Biometricians: James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments Support Staff: Support Staff: JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010) JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010) Future Staff Expansions Future Staff Expansions Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010) Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010) Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011) Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011) Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011) Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011) Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012) Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012) Evolve to FBRI R&D Building / Training Center Evolve to FBRI R&D Building / Training Center Research Library / Database Archive Research Library / Database Archive

49 FBRI Request for Endowments Requests to Foundations in 2008 Requests to Foundations in 2008 Two requests for 3-yr Biometrics Salary Two requests for 3-yr Biometrics Salary Sixteen individual Requests for $500,000 Each Sixteen individual Requests for $500,000 Each Need FBRI Members’ “Letter of Support” Need FBRI Members’ “Letter of Support” Target Fund of $8 million dollars Target Fund of $8 million dollars Provides Permanent Operating Budget Provides Permanent Operating Budget Provides Permanent Salaries for Staff Provides Permanent Salaries for Staff Retire the Annual Assessment to Members Retire the Annual Assessment to Members


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