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Workshops for Free Online Forest Planning Tool


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ecotrust, OSU Extension and Wallowa Resources are partnering to offer 2-hour hand-on workshops for landowners and foresters in Enterprise, Baker City and La Grande.  Drop-in to test-drive a new free forest planning tool.

The Forest Planner, a free online forestry scenario planning tool developed by Ecotrust, enables you to quickly and easily map your property, divide it into management units, map out forest types, and then create and compare customized management scenarios.  Choose from a spectrum of harvest practices to apply to different parts of your property, and see what the outcomes would look like in terms of standing timber volume, harvest yields, carbon storage, harvest and transport costs, and gross timber revenue.

See a short demo video of the Forest Planner at:
https://vimeo.com/78959018.

Stipends available: Ecotrust will be offering $100 stipends for participants.  You will be asked to fill out a short form and a check will be mailed the following week.

What to bring:

  • Inventory Data - If you have them, bring any maps of your property and stand table describing the species, diameter classes, and trees per acre of your forest types.  If you don't have detailed inventory we still encourage you to come and we can help you develop scenarios based on whatever information you have for your property.
  • Laptop Computer (encouraged) - If you have a laptop, please bring it.  We will have several computers available, but are also interested in making sure the Forest Planner works well on the personal computer you would use.  You should not need to install any new software on your computer to use the Forest Planner.
  • Harvest Records (optional) - To help ground-truth the harvest and economic calculations in the Forest Planner, if you have harvest records you'd be willing to share, bring them along.
Please pre-register by Friday, April 4.

 


Off Campus
OSU Extension Union County 4-H and Education Center
10507 N. McAlister Rd.
La Grande
OR
Paul Oester
1 541 963 1061
Paul.Oester at oregonstate.edu
Forestry Extension
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