March 31 - April 4, 2014
Variable Probability Sampling Workshop
This course is offered as a service to foresters. Two popular methods of timber cruising will be covered in detail: variable-plot sampling and 3-P sampling (Probability, Proportional to Prediction). The course is suitable for relative beginners as well as those with experience who like to brush up on the principles and up-to-date computation techniques using hand calculators and microcomputers. Field exercises using both techniques are an important part of the course.
Participants are invited to submit problems they have encountered in either field application or office computation in variable-plot sampling for a special session during the first part of the program. All such questions may be submitted in advance to the short course director, Dr. John Bell, before March 18, 2013 (contact information below).
The fee for the course is $595. This includes cost of instruction, books and materials, field trips transportation, lunches, and refreshment breaks. The enrollment fee is due and payable prior the start of the course.
Registration will open soon. Please check back for the online registration link.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Cancellation requests must be made in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) Friday, February 28, 2014 in order to receive a refund (minus a $50.00 administrative fee). Requests made after 5:00 p.m. (PST) Friday, February 28, 2014 will not receive a refund. Substitutions may be allowed.
If you have any questions about registration please contact OSU Conference Services at 1-800-678-6311, 541-737-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rain clothes will be needed for the field problems in the event of wet weather. Also recommended are a clinometer, a diameter tape, and a wedge prism (30 BAF will be used during the field problem). A Spiegel Relaskop would be helpful.
The classroom sessions will be held in Richardson Hall 107 on the Oregon State University Campus.
Daily permits may be purchased for $7.00 from pay and display stations at various locations on campus. Please note: Pay stations currently only accept exact cash payment.
Purchase parking permits online HERE.
Once you complete the payment process a confirmation letter will appear and one will be sent to your email. This confirmation letter will serve as your permit. You will need to print the confirmation letter and place it on your dash while parking on campus. All vehicles without permits will be ticketed. Parking questions may be directed to 541-737-2583.
Go here for a OSU parking map.
A block of rooms have been reserved for course participants at the Hilton Garden Inn located adjacent to Oregon State University. The group rate is $118-$139/night plus tax. Please make your reservation by March 5, 2013 to receive the group rate. Click here to reserve your room.
*Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements.