QGIS- A Crash Course for Foresters

While I am a consulting forester, much of my time is spent consulting to consulting foresters. A consultant to consultants, if you will. Our business focus is to provide timber inventory software, but when folks are moving to a more modern inventory platform involving...

An Alternative to the Forestry Vest?

We work with foresters all over the country, and this means we get to see a million different ways that things are done. While some tools are universally accepted everywhere (looking through you, prism), other tools find popularity by region. Sometimes it may be a...

Client Visit Surprise

Visiting a client yesterday, I was pointed to a ground nest, where juncos had burrowed out a cavity in a small berm next to a lawn. Over the course of the visit I was able to leave a couple cameras taking stills and video. In the process, they captured this 30-second...

Oregon is Terribly Beautiful

Each year we go to a lot of conferences, and invariably the ASCA conference properly caps things off. Generalizing, the ASCA people are really engaged in pushing the science of arboriculture. They are more interested in taking down and using more data. They're...

Unexpected Visitor (Bobcat!) in Camera Trap

This past winter, we spent some weeks trying to pin down the location of a bobcat den in our back forest. It was an exhilarating chase that I likened to a game of Battleship, where we would place game cameras in the forest at some locations based on educated guesses,...