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A Note from the Newsletter Crew

There has been a long hiatus since this web site has been updated. For that we apologize. With John's passing and the onset of COVID, much has conspired to keep us away from our editing tasks. We have added several new items for your reading pleasure below. From time to time we will add more interesting and useful information as it comes along. The pace will be slow and we are committed to maintaining the web site as long as we can.

Thanks for your patience.

Forestry Field Reference Book

Jim Kiser (Instructor of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University) has just published a handy forestry reference book. The book is distributed by John Bell and Associates. From the preface:

"the text is meant to serve as a reference for practicing foresters and other natural resource professionals who work with field measurements as a part of their job requirements. Although primarily focused on timber and timber stand, the book also serves for typical engineering of forest forad layout with an added section on curve layout formulas and tables. The intent of this book was not to provide an inclusive set of forester's tables, but to pull together the more common tables necessary to the day to day activities..."

Contact Jessica at: forestrybooks@gmail.com to acquire a copy of your own.

 

Book  of Interest

Kim Iles has published his third book, “The Retread, The Reject and the Tower Statistician”. 417 pages, bonded leather cover, $45 plus shipping. The style is very similar to his second book. The same “OH” character from the second book and the chapter six memos from his first book (Sampler of Inventory Topics) is continued. It has 61 short (4-5 pages) chapters, mostly about solutions to real problems with some practical psychology and statistical theory woven into them, with suggestions about professional development.

If you are interested, you can check out the details at his website : http://www.island.net/~kiles/

In regard to the Sampler of Inventory Topics many of you have received at the OSU short course:

Any errors that have been noted in the first two editions have all been updated and are on Kim’s website. When the Relascope spreadsheet was first done (with the first edition) there was a small error with some combinations of bars for the very first books sold. Kim tried to trace down all the owners who had that on their book CD, but if you own the first printing (grey color) download the one that has been here on the John Bell website for many years, and replace the one you have - just in case.

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 Past Features & Information

 What's New (05/19/2019 )

The Statistics for Practical People Series
(Published April 1988 - October 1989)
Ratio Estimators (09/26/2021)
Our 3P Sampling Collection Adjusting Percentages (09/14/2021)
Adjusting Percentages Spreadsheet
 Is It True That... Our series addressing myths and other folklore about forest sampling. Locating the Center of a Borderline Tree (09/14/2021)
It's the People... Series Move the Edge? (09/14/2021)
The Compassman, The Nun, and the Steakhouse Statistician Is it Better? (09/14/2021)
Browse Our Newsletter Index Things you find in the woods (09/14/2021)
Western Mensurationists
 
 
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Some Important People in Our Profession


John Bell
Jim King (coming soon)

Walter Bitterlich
Walter Bitterlich
David Bruce
David Bruce
Frank Freese
Frank Freese
George Furnival
George Furnival
Lou Grosenbaugh
Lou Grosenbaugh
Ingvar Haglof
Ingvar Haglof
Benno Hesske
Benno Hesske
Bert Husch
Bert Husch

Updated 05/19/19