Thneed Digest – Week 2016 – 47

Were you at the FBRI annual meeting?  FSD was and here is what we learned.

The short version is not much!  This was the same meeting that has been seen for years.  While attendance was spectacular the crowd thinned as the afternoon went on.

The basics:

  • A mock board meeting was held at the start of the meeting.
  • the FBRI mission statement was displayed.
  • The board was reelected to the following
    • Dan Opalach 2019 Chairman
    • Marc Vomocil 2019
    • Brian Sharer 2018
    • Jim McWhorter 2018
    • Ken Borchert 2017
    • James Arney President
    • Richard Zabel Secretary / Treasurer
  • Contractors
    • James Arney – Forest Biometrics LLC
      • Biometrician
      • Programmer
      • Instructor
      • Technical Writer
      • etc
    • Northwest Management
      • Support
      • Instruction
      • Site visits
    • Western Forestry and Conservation
      • Business manager
    • Montana Webmaster
      • Website presence
    • Agile data solutions
      • legal
  • Still 85 supporting organizations
  • Board meetings
    • monthly conference calls
    • June Corvallis
    • November Portland
  • Accomplishments
    • 85 supporting organizations
    • New Contractors
    • Letter to endowment contributors
    • Review first draft of latest textbook
    • University involvement
      • University of Idaho
      • Humboldt
  • FBRI will be paying University of Idaho $38k per year for 3 years for an FBRI biometrics scholarship and program.
  • Dan Opalach teaching @ Humboldt
  • Outdated 5 year plan was shown
  • Tech Support presentation
    • 150 requests
    • 45+ topics
    • 4 workshops
    • Various site visits
  • Webinars will be posted to the website.  These will not have captioning.
  • January 1 (year not specified) Release of library
  • Annual releases on January 1
  • Demo mode of FPS will be available requiring a 12 digit code
  • Specific requests for 5 acre site grid trim sections will be provided on a case by case basis
  • INSERT the same 2014 library presentation from the past few years
  • Comments on the new textbook will be “accepted” until December 15

Interpretation….  Well I will leave that to you all.

FPS Updates

So let’s do an update…

Listing of communications to contributors known to FSD (up to 1 year):

  • 2016/10/20 FBRI annual meeting coming up soon
  • 2016/10/06 FBRI annual meeting registration
  • 2016/08/30 FPS planning workshop and universal library release
  • 2016/08/11 FPS workshop on harvest planning
  • 2016/06/27 Voluntary Termination of Endowment Agreements (Snail Mail)
  • 2016/06/23 FBRI chairman’s letter for June board meeting
  • 2016/06/17 FPS guidebook available for download.
  • 2016/06/03 FBRI workshop on June 7 in Corvallis (workshop participants only)
  • 2016/05/25 FPS workshop on FPS localization by SiteGrid
  • 2016/05/13 New FPS workshop on localization by SiteGrid
  • 2016/03/16 New FPS workshop on inventory
  • 2016/01/06 Upcoming FBRI updates and SiteGrid notes
  • 2016/01/04 FBRI issued a user ID for Free State Drivers
  • 2015/12/22 FBRI Chairman’s letter on Nov. board meeting

Listing of FPS Updated known to FSD (2015):

  • 2015/11/05 – 7.4.5 (#2?)
  • 2015/11/04 – 7.4.5 (#1?)
  • 2015/07/06 – 7.4.4
  • 2015/06/10 – 7.4.3
  • 2015/06/01 – 7.4.2
  • 2015/05/22 – 7.4.1

FSD will continue to post updates about FBRI communications as FSD is aware of them in hopes that all contributing organizations will be made privy to the updates from FBRI.

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