5th Field Technology for Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries, and Natural Resources

Thanks to all of our Sponsors

Special Thanks to our Title Sponsor
Laser Technology, Inc.

*** Register by Nov. 5 for a Reduced Rate ***
Start Date: November 18, 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Wednesday – Nov. 18, 2015
7:30 Check-in/Registration
8:30 General Session:

Looking Down the Road

Eric Gakstatter,

contributing Editor to GPS World and Editor of Geospatial Solutions, will lead a

discussion on technological trends for mapping/surveying hardware, GPS development,

UAVs, and mobile applications.

Lorri Bodi, Vice-President for Environment, Fish, and Wildlife,

Bonneville Power Administration. Taming Big Data to Guide Program


10:00 Break
10:30 How in the World Does GPS Work?

Steve Wilent, Forestry Source, Society of American Foresters

Uses of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Potential and Limitations

Phong Nguyen,

Smith-Root, Inc.

UAVs in Fish and Wildlife Surveys

Dan Avery, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

11:15 Real-time Mobile GIS Workflows – Practical Considerations in the Esri Environment

Craig Greenwald, GeoMobile


Salmon Spawning Grounds and Mobile Data Collection in Washington State

Are Strom and James Losee, Washington Department of Fish and




Noon Lunch (Included with registration)
1:00 Using iFormBuilder to Design Your Own Field App

Jake Shapley, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Electronic Reporting – Good, Fast, or Cheap? (Pick Two)

Dave Colpo, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Kerry Halligan,

Mason, Bruce and Girard

1:45 Using PdfMaps and OruxMaps for Data Collection on Your Pocket Device

Jim Reed, The Hydrologic Group

Big Data Gets Wet: How Stream Geostatistics, eDNA, and Crowd-Sourcing Massive Datasets is Revolutionizing Aquatic Science

Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service

Using New Technology to Improve Timber Cruise Accuracy

Jon Aschenbach, Resource Supply,


2:30 Break
3:00 An Overview of Mobile GIS Apps for Field Data Collection

Matt Alexander, Anatum Field Solutions

Results of Tablet Computer Field Entry Pilot Tests

Michael Banach and Greg Wilke, StreamNet / Pacific States Marine

Fisheries Commission

Montana’s Fish Distribution Editing Tool: Web-based Tools for Complex Spatial Data

Bill Daigle, Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

3:45 Using Dual Frequency GPS Under Tree Canopy

Jon Aschenbach, Resource Supply, LLC

Snorkel Data Capture in the Field Using Portable Hand Held Devices

Chris Harrington, Breanna Anderson and Evan Brown,

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Joe Kunches, ASTRA, LLC
4:30 Adjourn
Thursday – Nov. 19, 2015
8:00 General session: Panel on

Data Security

9:15 Open


Using UAVS as a Rapid Aquatic Habitat Assessment Tool

Keith Steele, Sitka Technology Group and

Eric Gakstatter, Geospatial Solutions/GPS World


GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) regional meeting(open to all


CGSIC is the only public venue where civilian GPS users have an opportunity to

interface directly with US federal GPS authorities.

Cooperation Between Providers and Common Practices to Benefit GNSS Users

CAPT Russell Holmes, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation


GPS constellation status and modernization

U.S. Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron

10:00 Break
10:30 Precision LiDAR and Terrain Mapping with UAVs

Chris McMurtry, Aerial Inspection Resources

A Beginner’s Guide to Learning ArcGIS Collector

Tyler Gakstatter, Resource Supply, LLC

GPS and the

International Committee on GNSS (ICG): Helping build a multi-GNSS World

Jeff Auerbach, Senior GPS Advisor, U.S. Department of State

11:15 BLM and Drone Use in Forestry

Corey Plank, BLM
Using Environmental DNA (eDNA) Analysis to Determine the Presence of Aquatic Species: Protocols, Strengths, and Limitations

Matthew Laramie, U.S. Geological Survey

WAAS Status “ATransformational, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) National Airspace”

Deborah Lawrence, Navigation Program Manager, Federal Aviation


Interpreting NOAA Space Weather Alerts/Warnings from a GPS Mapping/Surveying Perspective

Joe Kunches, Director of Space Weather Services, ASTRA LLC

Noon Lunch (Included with registration)
1:00 Field Forms Builder for Natural Resource Data Collection: DataPlus Mobile Software

Jim Lahm, Elecdata

A Test of 3 Remote Sensing Approaches to Inventory

Zack Parisa, SilviaTerra

Current Research

on UAVs and Forestry Applications

Mike Wing, Oregon State University

1:45 Conference wrap-up and door prizes
3:00 Adjourn