Pre-Conference Workshops

Mobile Inventory Solutions for Forest Measurement Education

Wednesday, November 15 • 9:00 am-3:00 pm • $60
Forestry students are entering a dynamic and technologically rich workplace environment. It is the responsibility of forestry educators to give these students practical skill sets in commonly used platforms they will experience after graduation. Forest inventory is one area that provides significant opportunity to expose students to technologies that have advanced beyond what is commonly taught in the classroom. In this workshop attendees will learn how to leverage modern data collection and management platforms for use in their forestry education curricula. The focus will be on utilizing and extending Esri’s mobile and web based ArcGIS Online software. This workshop is perfect for TA’s, professors, and students who want to learn more about modern technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom setting.
(Includes lunch)

Data Science for Forestry Applications

Wednesday, November 15 • 1:00 pm-5:00 pm • $35
Learn how to use open-source software (specifically R) to quickly and efficiently work with forestry data, with a focus on using large data sets such as FIA data. Use this workshop as a primer on data science techniques for forestry applications. This workshop is perfect for graduate students and professionals who want to learn more about how to use R and work with the data they have. It will be especially valuable to graduate students who are at an early stage in their programs or undergraduates planning to go on to graduate school.

American Tree Farm System Inspecting Forester Training Workshop

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm • Included with Registration
Learn the history of ATFS; review the 2015-2020 Standards of Sustainability; understand the role an Inspecting Forester plays, and become an ATFS Qualified Inspecting Forester (provided educational requirements are met).