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					2008 Annual Members
      Meeting
Forest Biometrics Research
         Institute
    435 NW Fifth Street, Suite D
      Corvallis, Oregon 97330
              April 7, 2008
        Salbasgeon Inn, Corvallis
Forest Biometrics Research Institute – Directors & Staff 2008
         FBRI Meeting Agenda
       Structure and Organization of FBRI
           FBRI Organization and Staff
           FBRI Technical Services Members
           General round of participant introductions
           Goals and Mission of FBRI
       Progress through 2007
           Refinements and Geographic Range of Species Libraries
           Development of the 10m Site Classification Method
           Quantifying Regeneration Success with the CASH Card
           Establishment of Response Surface Mosaic Trials
              Oregon Coast Range Douglas-fir
              Eastern Cascades Ponderosa Pine
           Ranking Family Growth Differences in Progeny Trials
                FBRI Agenda                        (II)


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


       Commitments and Projects in 2008
        Warm Springs – 10m Site, Ponderosa Pine RSM Thinning
        Idaho Department of Revenue – 10m Site Stratification
        Western Mensurationists Meeting – Boris Zeide visit
        10m Site Publication
       2008 Staffing and Budgeting Plans
        One or Two Additional Biometricians, 2008 – 2009
        Conversion to Endowment Funding Base
        Letters of Support and In-House Contacts
       Feedback – Questions & Answers
           Structure of FBRI
   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 Trademark Rights on FBRI Name
   Ensure Identity and Longevity of the Institute
   Ensure Security of Its Endowments and Funds
              FBRI Organization
   Three Founding Directors (2002-2005)
       James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Chairman
       Kelsey S. Milner, Champion Prof. of Forestry, Vice-Chairman
       JoAnn L. Arney, Forest Biometrics LLC, Secretary / Treasurer

   Evolve to Five Member Board of Directors – 2006
       James D. Arney, Forest Biometrics, LLC, President
       David K. Walters, Roseburg Resources, Vice President
       Robert Taylor, Potlatch Forest Holdings, Secretary / Treasurer
       Kim Iles, Iles & Associates, Board Member
       Kelsey S. Milner, University of Montana (Retired), Board Member
                        FBRI Staff
   Forest Biometricians:
       James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC
       Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired
       Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time
       Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments

   Support Staff:
       JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010)

   Future Staff Expansions
       Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010)
       Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011)
       Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011)
       Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012)
       FBRI Technical Support
   Forest Analytics LLC
      Terry D. Droessler – Monmouth, Oregon

   McKenzie River Associates, LLC
      James Mehrwein – Eugene, Oregon
   Terra Verde, Inc.
      James McWhorter – La Center, Washington
      Eric da Rosa – Mendocino, California
   Northwest Management, Inc.
      Thomas Richards – Moscow, Idaho
   Free State Drivers
      Chuck Vopicka – Missoula, Montana
   ForesTree Dynamics, Ltd.
      Ian Moss – Duncan, British Columbia
   Total Forestry
      Jeff Webster – Redding, California
   Duck Creek Associates
      Frank Smith – Corvallis, Oregon
   Hansen Forest Management
      Chris Hansen - Lakeview, Idaho
             FBRI Endowments
   Bureau of Indian Affairs     Oregon
   Bloedel Timberlands          Washington
   Duck Creek Associates        Oregon
   Edgewater Timber Mgmt        Idaho
   Forest Analytics, LLC        Oregon
   Forest Biometrics, LLC       Montana
   ForesTree Dynamics           British Columbia
   Grand Ronde Tribe            Oregon
   Hansen Timber Management     Idaho
   Hood River County Forestry   Oregon
   J-Spear Ranch                Oregon
   McKenzie River Associates    Oregon
   M Three Timber Company       Oregon
   Northwest Management         Idaho
   Quinault Tribal DNR          Washington
   Silver Butte Lumber          Oregon
   Siletz Tribal Nation         Oregon
   Terra Verde                  Washington, California
   Total Forestry               California
   Van Eck Foundation           Oregon, California
    FBRI Annual Assessments
   Bennett Lumber Co.         Idaho
   Collins Pine               Oregon, California
   Conservation Fund          Oregon, California
   Forest Capital Partners    Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Louisiana
   Fort Lewis Army Reserve    Washington
   Giustina Land & Timber     Oregon
   Green Crow                 Washington
   Green Diamond Res.         Washington, Oregon, California
   Gualala Redwoods           California
   Inland Empire Paper        Washington
   Lone Rock Timber           Oregon
   Longview Fibre             Washington
   Merrill-Ring Tree Farms    Washington
   Moore Mill                 Oregon
   Nez Perce Tribe            Idaho
   Port Blakely Tree Farms    Washington, Oregon
   Potlatch Forest Holdings   Idaho, Minnesota, Arkansas
   Rosboro Forest Products    Oregon
   Roseburg Resources         Oregon, California
   Sealaska Corporation       Alaska
   Seneca Jones               Oregon
   SDS Lumber Company         Washington
   Starker Forests            Oregon
   Stimson Lumber             Oregon, Washington
   Warm Springs BIA           Oregon
   West Fork Timber           Washington
National Capacity in Forestry Research
   National Research Council, Washington, DC - 2002
FBRI Founded 02-Jan-2002
   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.
   Structured to serve the forestry profession and
    specifically forestry organizations in all Western
    States.
        Goal of Assisting Forest
              Industry in:
   Achieving maximum productivity potential and
    use from the forest land base;
   Integrating all silvicultural treatments,
    environmental impacts and economic
    constraints;
   Deliver and validate improved decision-support
    tools; and,
   Quantify treatment effects on biodiversity and
    landscape diversity.
         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.
        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.
        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.
   Updates limited to FBRI members participating
    in each external Cooperative Project.
             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:
         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,
         Expands the research testing and evaluation of biometrics
          methods, databases and approaches as established by the
          Forest Biometrics Research Institute.
             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:
          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 feedback to the Institute on changing goals and
           policies that may affect future research, database needs and
           model structures.
        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.
         Transitions in Services
   Transitions in 2004:
       FPS from J.D. Arney to Forest Biometrics, LLC
       FPS Species Libraries and Databases to FBRI
   Transitions in 2005 - 2006:
       FBRI Manages and Updates Libraries
       FBRI Provides All Workshops and Textbooks
   Transitions in 2007:
       FPS from Forest Biometrics, LLC to FBRI
       Software Updates Distributed from FBRI
       FBRI Staff Maintain and Distribute all Software & Libraries
   Transitions in 2008:
       Support to 50 Organizations in Ten States & Provinces
          FBRI Financial Status
 Income / Cost                  2006      2007     2008
 (One Full Year – March 31)

Endowments                    $82,832   $92,140 $104,184
  (Investment Account)

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
FBRI Return on Investment

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


Eastern Oregon 2004
Pringle Butte
Experimental Forest
FBRI Regional Libraries
        Current FBRI Databases

   Over 23,000 Permanent Research Plots
       75,000 Observations of Growth & Yield
       3,000,000 Tree Measurements
       Up to 70 Years of Observation
       Over Twenty Species Represented
       $22 Million Dollar Investment ($300/Msmt)
       All Databases in Standardized Format
      Species in FBRI Libraries
   Douglas-fir              Western larch
   Western hemlock          Western white pine
   Mountain hemlock         Ponderosa pine
   Grand fir                Lodgepole pine
   White fir                Jack pine
   Sub-alpine fir           Sugar pine
   Silver fir               Coast Redwood
   Noble fir                Eucalyptus grandis
   Sitka spruce             Eucalyptus saligna
   Englemann spruce         Eucalyptus
   White spruce              deglupta
   Black spruce             Queensland maple
   Pacific yew              Bigleaf maple
   Rocky mountain           Red Alder
    juniper                  Black cottonwood
   Alaska yellow cedar      Quaking aspen
   Western red cedar        Tan oak
Member Database Agreements

   Level I
       Available to all FBRI approved projects.
   Level II
       Available to specific projects on landowner’s
        case-by-case approval only.
   Level III
       Available only for landowner’s own internal
        proprietary use.
    Sharpen the Saw (Stephen Covey)
   Background Analyses and Validations
       Collect Felled-Tree Taper and Site Profiles
       Collect and Evaluate Regeneration “CASH”
            Correct Age, Site, Height for Success
       Install & Maintain Permanent Growth Plots
          Evaluate Existing Permanent Installations
          Add New Installations to Fill Ownership Matrix

       Participate in Regional Growth Model Analyses
            Update & Localize your Regional Species Library
    The Forest Projection System (FPS)
   Forest Inventory Relational Database
        Stand Polygon - #, Type, Size
        Cruise Selection / Cruise Compiler
        Cruise Expansion
        Re-Merchandiser
        Habitat Classification
   Growth and Yield Model (Individual-tree, DD)
        Species, Size mixtures (natural, planted & regeneration)
        Localized Site, Clumpiness, Taper relationships
        Silviculture effects (Site Prep, Brush, Animal, Thin, Fert,
         Prune)
   Linked GIS Database – Live FPS  GIS Interface
   Harvest Scheduling Model
        Stand & Neighbor (GIS) Constraints
        Watershed Constraints (basin forest cover)
        Wildlife Constraints (nesting sites)
        Ownership Constraints (pre-assigned & periodic set asides)
           Inventory Methods
   Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) – <1980
      Re-Measure Permanent Plots for Growth

      Forest-Wide Statistics, no Stand details

   Stand-based Inventory – 1990+
      Aerial Photo Stratification of Vegetation Types

      Annual Sampling of Stands within Types

      Temporary Plot Designs within Stands

      Use of Growth Models to Update Inventory
                Growth Models
   Stand-based Inventory Attributes (/Stand)
       Unique Species / Size / Age / Spatial Distrib.
       Unique Site Productivity, Operability, Access
       Unique Silvicultural Constraints / Options
   Tree-List Growth Models update Stands
       Model Confidence sets Re-Measurement Timing
       Model Validation sets Local Confidence
       Model Flexibility sets Range of Silviculture
                                         Wind River Spacing Trials
                                   FPS Board Volume Projections to Age 47

                    30,000


                    25,000

                                                                                            12x12
Estimated Bdft/Ac




                    20,000                                                                  10x10
                                                                                            8x8
                                                                                            6x6
                    15,000
                                                                                            5x5
                                                                                            4x4
                    10,000                                                                  Best
                                                                                            Bias

                     5,000
                                                                y = 0.7862x + 135.69
                                                                     R2 = 0.9561
                        0
                             0   5,000   10,000    15,000    20,000     25,000     30,000
                                         Observed Board Volume /Acre
                                         Wind River Spacing Trials
                                 Organon Board Volume Projections to Age 47

                    30,000


                    25,000
                                                                                               12x12
Estimated Bdft/Ac




                    20,000                                                                     10x10
                                                                                               8x8
                                                                                               6x6
                    15,000
                                                                                               5x5
                                                                                               4x4
                    10,000                                                                     Best
                                                                                               Bias
                                                               y = 0.5476x + 2859.3
                     5,000
                                                                    R2 = 0.3646

                        0
                             0   5,000   10,000    15,000    20,000     25,000        30,000
                                         Observed Board Volume /Acre
    Regional vs Local Calibration

   Regional (Global) Calibration – 1990s
       Reliable G&Y Forecasts and Options
       Strength in Large Research Databases
   Localized Calibrations – 21st Century
       Species Trends in Taper / Bark Profiles
       Species Trends in Relative Productivity
       Habitat Trends in Abundance of Regeneration
       Species Trends in Growth Dynamics
    Harvest Planning Methods
   1) Sustained Yield Capacity – 100 Year Plan
       Implement Range of Silvicultural Regimes
       Set Optimal Goals / Capacity for Yield & Value
       Apply Constraints – Riparian/Wildlife/Neighbor
   2) Operational Plan – 20 Year Plan Subset
       Convert to Harvest Unit Polygons
       Set 5-Year Periods, Apply all Constraints
       Provide 5-Year Harvest List to Logging Depart.
    Annual Inventory Update
   Grow Last Year’s Inventory Forward 1-Year
   Report Growth Rates – Species/Volume/Size
   Add New Cruises – Report Inventory Adjust.
   Overlay GIS Harvest Depletions
   Report Harvest Depletion Statistics (Invent.)
   Re-Run Harvest Planning Analyses
       Update 100-Year Sustained Yield
       Update 5-Year Harvest List of Stands
    Professional Inventory / Planning Forester
        100,000 – 300,000 Acre Tree Farm

   Typically One Person In Organization
        B.S. Degree from Forestry School
        3 – 15 Years Professional Experience
        Reports Inventory & Harvest Plans Annually
        Responsible for Inventory Cruise & Depletions
        Responsible for Silvicultural Planning & Costs
        Responsible for Harvest Levels & Plan
        Responsible for Assessing All Constraints
    Every Professional Forester must know:
              End of Sophomore Year


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


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


   Harvest scheduling methods linked to GIS
      Hydro, Wildlife, Watershed & Neighbors

   Planning for 100 years versus 10 years
   Impact and silviculture of 2nd & 3rd rotations
   Standards of merchandising and valuation
   Regulation by Area, Volume, Value or NPV
   Harvest polygons versus Stand polygons
    FBRI Research & Application
                  (Our Mission)


   New R & D Technology Transfer
   Technical Support to the Industry
   Implementation of New Technology
   Integration of Genetics, Site, Region
   Intensive Plantation Culture
   Application & Training of Biometric Tools
   Continuing Education, Documentation
        2007 Completed Projects
   10m Site Stratification Projects
       Forest Capital Partners – Colville, Coeur d’Alene, La Grande,
        Monmouth, Medford
       Collins Pine – Chester, California
   Response Surface Mosaic – Field Trials
       Starker Forests – Lilligren & Swank Progeny
   Vegetation Mgmt Coop – Stem Mapping Non-Tree Veg.
   NWTIC – FBRI Library to Incorporate Genetic Gains
   FBRI Web Site Update
   FBRI Inventory & Planning / Calibration Workshops
   Review and Analysis of Inventory / Planning Functions
   Presentation to Inland Empire Tree Improvement Coop
   Minor Enhancements & Debugs of FPS Software
     2008 Project Commitments

   Warm Springs Reservation
       10m Site Stratification Project
       Ponderosa Pine – Response Surface Mosaic
       Review Inventory / Planning Applications
   Organize 2008 Western Mensuration Mtg
       Host Dr. Boris Zeide as Guest Speaker
   Idaho State – 10m Site Stratification
       Ten Timber Counties (2-Year Project)
   Publication of 10m Site Method – Western
    Journal of Applied Forestry
           FBRI Staff & Location
   Forest Biometricians:
       James D. Arney, Ph.D., volunteer, Forest Biometrics, LLC
       Kelsey S. Milner, Ph.D., one-third time, Retired
       Brian L. Kleinhenz, Forest Biometrician, full-time
       Visiting Biometricians / Project-Based Appointments
   Support Staff:
       JoAnn L. Arney, Business Manager, part-time (2006 – 2010)

   Future Staff Expansions
       Forest Biometrician, M.S. Level (2008 – 2010)
       Forest Biometrician, Ph.D. Level (2008 – 2011)
       Full-Time Office Manager (2010 – 2011)
       Full-Time Technical Support Forester (2010 – 2012)

   Evolve to FBRI R&D Building / Training Center
       Research Library / Database Archive
FBRI Request for Endowments

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

				
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