Upcoming Conferences

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

Reviewing a Timberland Appraisal for Accuracy and Credibility

Tuesday – April 18, 2017 1:00 Introduction: Course Overview and Objectives • Welcome • Facilities • Introductions – speakers and attendees • Course Outline • Handouts/Background Reading 1:20 Overview of Forest Management Concepts & Terminology • What are the major timber producing regions of the U.S.? • What are the major timber types within each … Continue reading Reviewing a Timberland Appraisal for Accuracy and Credibility

2017 Inland Empire Reforestation Council: Reforestation After the Burn

March 7, 2017, Mirabeau Park Convention Center, Spokane Valley, WA (Note: new location for 2017 meeting) 8:00     Welcome and Opening – Norris Boothe, 2017 Chair, IERC, Forester, Coeur d’Alene Tribe 8:15    How did fires in 2014 & 2015 influence planting programs for 2016, 2017 and beyond? Phil Anderson, CF; Intensive Management Forester, Northeast Region, Washington State … Continue reading 2017 Inland Empire Reforestation Council: Reforestation After the Burn

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