Upcoming Conferences

2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources

The Field Technology Conference is at the center of technologies that are developing and converging at a rapid pace. Satellite imagery is enjoying its most exciting time in the last 40 years. GPS, already a staple in our everyday lives, is poised to make a huge advancement in accuracy and availability. Mobile devices (PDAs, handhelds … Continue reading 2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources

Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Silvicultural Regimes

Monday, June 19, 2017 11:00 Field Session orientation and registration – Hood River Inn parking lot, Hood River, OR 11:30 Group departs for the field from Hood River Inn. Transportation and lunch provided. Lunch (included with registration) Afternoon topics: 1. Steps of diagnosis 2. Ips beetles 3. Red turpentine beetles 4. Woodborers 5. SOD and … Continue reading Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Silvicultural Regimes

Access, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Timber Trespass: What Every Forest Manager Needs to Know

The same agenda will be covered at each location. Pick the session that is most convenient for you. Session 1: May 25, 2017 – Springfield, OR Session 2: Sept. 20, 2017 – Olympia, WA 8:30 am • Basics of Easement Law • Duties and Liabilities Grantors and Grantees • Crafting a Solid Easement Agreement; Pitfalls … Continue reading Access, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Timber Trespass: What Every Forest Manager Needs to Know

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