vpsThe Variable Probability Sampling course is offered as a service to foresters. Two popular methods of timber cruising will be covered in detail: variable-plot sampling and 3-P sampling (Probability, Proportional to Prediction). The course is suitable for relative beginners as well as those with experience who like to brush up on the principles and up-to-date computation techniques using hand calculators and microcomputers. Field exercises using both techniques are an important part of the course.

Participants are invited to submit problems they have encountered in either field application or office computation in variable-plot sampling for a special session during the first part of the program. All such questions may be submitted in advance to the short course director, Dr. James Kiser, before March 1, 2018.

Note:  The Variable Probability Sampling Course location changed from the ILLC to to Richardson Hall, Room 107

Workshop Schedule  Register Now
Updated: 03/23/2018

Register here for the Variable Probability Sampling Workshop.
Conference Fee: $595.00

We look forward to seeing you at 1:00pm on Monday, March 26th on the Oregon State University campus, Richardson Hall, 3180 SW Jefferson Way, Room 107, Corvallis, Oregon.

For directions to the Richardson Hall, Room 107 building click here.

Note: The Variable Probability Sampling Course location changed from the ILLC to to Richardson Hall, Room 107

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requests must be made in writing by email to conferences@oregonstate.edu no later than two weeks prior to the workshop start date in order to receive a refund (minus a $50.00 administrative fee). Requests made after that time will not receive a refund. Substitutions may be allowed.

If you have any questions, please contact OSU Conference Services at 1-800-678-6311, 541-737-9300 or conferences@oregonstate.edu.

Equipment Needed:
Please note the following is helpful, please bring with you for the workshop if you have them:

  • American Relaskop
  • Laptop
  • Loggers Tape
  • D Tape

Rain clothes will be needed for the field problems in the event of wet weather. Also recommended are a clinometer, a diameter tape, and a wedge prism (30 BAF will be used during the field problem). A Spiegel Relaskop would be helpful.

Location Details:
Richardson Hall
Oregon State University
Richardson Hall
3180 SW Jefferson Way, Room 107
Corvallis, Oregon
Go here for a campus map

Parking on Campus:
Visitor permits are required Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm
Visitor permits are $10-$12 per day.
Please specify a B parking pass
Guest parking is available in the parking lot across from Richardson Hall.

When parking on Campus, Visitor Permits must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle at all times. If the permit is not displayed you may receive a parking violation. It is recommended that permits be purchased online prior to your arrival. However, there are kiosks located in each of the visitor parking lots to purchase a permit on site if needed.

To purchase a permit online prior to your arrival, click here.
Once you complete the payment process a confirmation letter will appear and one will be sent to your email. This confirmation letter will serve as your permit. Print the confirmation letter and place it on your dash while parking on campus. All vehicles without permits will be ticketed.
Parking questions may be directed to 541-737-2583. Go here for an OSU parking map.

Note: if you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, parking is complimentary. You can leave your car in the Hilton parking lot at no charge.

Campus Transportation via Beaver Bus:  The Beaver Bus is a complimentary shuttle service, that makes regular stops throughout campus.  More information on the shuttle can be found here: http://parking.oregonstate.edu/shuttle.

Lodging: Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn located adjacent to Oregon State University. A small number of rooms have been set aside at a rate of $131/night plus tax. Please make your reservation by March 4th, 2018. Click here to reserve your room or call the hotel directly at 541-752-5000. *Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements.

Hotel Address: 2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, Oregon
Phone Number: 541-752-5000

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