Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

Monday, March 23 – Registration begins at 11 a.m., Course begins at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26 – Full day coursework with a mix of lecture and field work
Friday, March 27 – Coursework until noon. Program ends at 12:00 noon

Printable version: VPS Schedule 3-5

Overview of the schedule (subject to adjustment)

Monday Notes
1:00 pm Registration at Richardson Hall
1:30 pm Introduction of course

History of Variable Plot Cruising

Basic principles and theory

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:15pm Determination of Basal Area

BAF factors

Tree Counts

Tree Measurements

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

Tuesday
7:30 am Coffee and Individual Questions
8:00 am Statistical Analysis

Means (Average)

Standard Deviation

Coefficient of Variation

Standard Error

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

9:30 am Morning Break
9:45 am Sampling Techniques

Random

Systematic

Calculation of BAF

Plot Radius Factor

Cruise Design

Volume Calculations/ grade/defect

Kim Iles

 

 

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

VP Problem set

Jim Kiser

11:45 am Box Lunch, Travel to McDonald Forest All
1:00-5:00 pm Field Problem – VP Field Cruise – Jim Kiser
  Field Problem Calculations Kim Iles and Jim Kiser
Wednesday
7:30 am Coffee and Individual Questions Kim Iles and Jim Kiser
8:00 am Volume Calculations

Log Grades & defects

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

9:30 am Morning Break
9:45 am Statistical Issues

Stand & Stock Tables

Analysis of field problem

Kim Iles

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Kim Iles

12:00 pm Group Lunch All
1:00 pm Timber Cruising Guide

Balancing TC & VBAR

Software for Balancing

Advantages of VP sampling

Special Session on participant questions.

Jim Kiser

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

 

3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm 3P Computer Demo

3P Sampling, Crew Chiefs and handhelds

Kim Iles

Rich

6:00 pm Group Dinner
Thursday Notes
7:30 am Coffee and Individual Questions Kim Iles and Jim Kiser
8:00 am Intro to 3P Sampling

Demo of 3P Process

3P problem set – Jim Kiser

Kim Iles and Rich

9:30 am Morning Break
9:45 am Guest Presentations    3P (USFS)

Case Studies

3P, Fall and Buck (BLM)

Jeff Penman

Ray Ganvall

Kristen Thompson

11:45 am Group Lunch, Travel to

McDonald Forest

All
1:00-5:00 pm Field Problem – 3P Field Cruise – Jim Kiser
Friday
7:30 am Coffee and Individual Questions
8:00 am 3P Volume Calculations

Statistical Analysis

3P field problem results

Sample Size issues in 3P

Check cruising and adjustment

Advantages of 3P sampling

Wrap Up

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Kim Iles

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Kim Iles

Kim Iles

Kim Iles and Jim Kiser

Jim Kiser

 

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