2017

Using your Smartphone/Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection in Forestry and Natural Resources

Start Date: May 15, 2017 or May 18, 2017 8:30  Introduction and Overview 8:45  BYOD – The Future of Field Data Collection What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? Why BYOD makes sense. When BYOD doesn’t make sense. 9:30  GPS/GNSS receivers: Basic operation and technology trends How does GPS work? How accurate is GPS? Different … Continue reading Using your Smartphone/Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection in Forestry and Natural Resources

Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources

Start Date: May 16, 2017 or May 19, 2017 8:30  Introduction and Overview 8:45  Drone Rules How to obtain a drone pilot certificate. 20 hours of on-line study. Common test questions. Local test centers. Drone flying rules. Where can you fly and not fly? Flying by yourself, flying in the woods and around people. Hobby … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources

2017 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations

  0815 – 0830 Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department SESSION 1: Steep Slope Tethered Assist 0830-0900 Operators in Steep Slope Logging and Safety Measurement John Garland – Garland and Associates 0900 – 0930 The Rapid Evolution of Steep Slope Winch Assist In the Woods of the Northwest … Continue reading 2017 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations

Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2017

Conference Materials for Attendees (password protected) 7:00     Networking buffet style breakfast 8:30     Welcome 8:35     Wood Raw-Material Price Trends in North America and Beyond – Hakan Ekstrom and Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International 9:00     Wood Fiber Supply Chain Outlook for 2017 – Charles Spiggle, Wells Fargo Securities 9:40     2017 Strategic Issues for US Pacific Northwest … Continue reading Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2017