Redefining forest technology means rethinking forest technology from the ground up. Yesterday's tools won't solve tomorrows challenges. Forestry is a data driven business with a steadily increasing demands for information. However, many of the technologies currently in use in our industry are difficult to use, near end of life, and don’t easily integrate with each other - the consequences being substantial hidden costs in upkeep and data management and a low return on data investments.

The lean workforce and constant demands for actionable information means organizations need to eliminate information bottlenecks, and provide more flexible and usable ways for teams to get answers. Are you still sending around files by email and dealing the confusion on if information is up to date? Your phone can access the weather for your location anytime and anywhere, so can't everyone pull up the same information on tracts, stands or stand activity history? We’ve been working hard to streamline all aspects of forest technology including timber cruising and environmental field sampling so that subject matter experts can spend more time collecting data instead of managing it. Within our ongoing effort for Redefining Forest Technology, see our latest field solution called Prism. Our foresters have been using it to simplify and streamline everything that goes into collecting field data, whether for a survival check, sale cruise or wildlife inventory.

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What is the role of geospatial technologies in Forest Management?

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are extremely powerful for dealing with location-based assets of all types. In forestry's case, a GIS can store information on every acre. In the sections linked below, we discuss some of the interesting reasons why GIS is used in every aspect of forest management.

For us, GIS is much more than just maps and desktop software. We use enterprise level web GIS for real estate, forestry, ecological services projects in the office and in the field.

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Our Process

Loggers and site preparation applicators we work with are experiencing increased information demands from many sources including landowners and clients. Forest Certification systems like SFI and FSC require increased operational visibility and accountability which are best met by high quality location based data. To meet landowners demands, manage changes in daily operational priorities - all while maintaining production - means providing teams a common source of information accessible by the modern devices we all carry in our pockets while working. Read on to learn how organizations can use off the shelf solutions to provide teams a “Single Version of the Truth” (SVOT) for operations. Shift from paper maps, hand notes and text messages to a world where everyone knows where accurate and real time authoritative information can be accessed from any device. Look up current timber sales or treatment block maps along with any key business information being tracked on those assets. We support numerous forestry and wood products organizations with easy to use tools like Op TrackerTM which are proven to make a positive impact on the bottom line.

How We Help

As information demands steadily increase in the forestry and wood products businesses, we often find that traditional desktop tools like spreadsheets fall short when project complexity rises. We partner with organizations of all sizes to provide access to modern, powerful computing platforms which provide a real-time, common operating picture with minimal code, need for onsite infrastructure or staff with technical expertise.

If you found the last time you bought forest technology required you to get into managing software, complex data or moving information between a bunch of different vendor solutions, reach out to us. The options for forestry technology have changed (but most consultants and providers have not). Our team has a proven approach for giving you simpler to use tools which keep you out of the tech business so you can remain focused on your core mission of natural resource management.

Forestry Geospatial Solutions