Below are some resources that will be helpful for participants to be familiar with:

 

Forestry Industry Resources:

Maine Local Wood Guide - https://www.localwoodworks.org/products

Vermont Forest Product Asset Map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&mid=1M_qSowLUYnJrwshHw839CMCvWCs&ll=43.730512346299044%2C-72.27929954062499&z=8

Maine Forestry Data - https://formaine.org/home-page/resources/studies-reports/

Vermont Forestry Statistics - https://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/working-landscape/forest-statistics-vermont

Sawmills Database - https://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/working-landscape/sawmills

Vermont Harvest Reports - https://fpr.vermont.gov/harvest-reports

Northern Forest Economy Report - https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/Vermont_Forests/Library/NEFA13_Econ_Importance_VT_final_web_Jan29.pdf

Forest Economy Assement Report - https://www.nbrc.gov/uploads/201701-Maine-EDAT-final-report%20copy.pdf

2018 Vermont Wood Fuel Supply Study - https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/Wood_Biomass_Energy/Library/2018%20VWFSS%20Final%20Report%20with%20Letter.pdf

 

API & GIS Tools:

ArcGIS Developer Account - https://developers.arcgis.com/

ArcGIS Development API's - https://developers.arcgis.com/rest/

ArcGIS Elevation API - https://developers.arcgis.com/rest/elevation/api-reference/get-started-with-elevation-services.htm

Free GIS Editor & Viewer - https://qgis.org/

US Forest Service Data Sets - https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4ebf103ddeeb4766a72e58cb786d3ee2

USDA Forestry REST Services - https://apps.fs.usda.gov/arcx/rest/services/

 

Whiteout Solutions Remote Sensing Forest Parcel Data Sets & Descriptions-

Geo Tiff images

  • Ortho Imagery(Rgb)
  • NDVI Imagery
  • Thermal Imagery
  • DSM(Digital Surface Model)

Feature Class of tree points with value, diameter and height attributes.

  • Basic Estimation: 
    • i. Harvesting Cost: $24 Per green ton for harvesting trees averaging 10.5 in DBH(Diameter at Breast Height)
    • ii. 24.384-meter hardwood tree with a 24 inches diameter can weigh as much as 10 ton. 
    • iii. Ash trees with Crown Diameter 1328.57 (total) meter --- 525.717cm (DBH-level Diameter) almost equal to 210 ton
    • iv. Estimated total cost= $5040 

Parcel boundary

  • Data files are available through an arcGIS online portal available to view here: https://arcg.is/aij1P
  • Individual layers for reference with the ArcGIS API’s here: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YoGzfPDoNo0B8xO6dimoPeyvh49cPCLUwn24_Xy-u_g/edit?usp=sharing