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A 3 in 1 trail system for operating on soft soils

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52894
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Forwarders
Harvesting
Skidders
Soil
Soft soil
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Harvest operations on soft soils can be particularly challenging in order to respect site and soil disturbance guidelines as well as operational requirements. To address the challenges of operating on soft soils, FPInnovations has worked on solutions designed to reduce disturbance on weak soils while minimizing implementation and investment costs by using machines already being used in the operation.
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Accounting for bark when scanner scaling: methods and technologies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3385
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
October 2015
Edition
40056
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
October 2015
Edition
40056
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Bark
Scaling
Scanning
Thickness
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.37
Language
English
Abstract
Forest companies across Canada are interested in using laser scanners for scaling logs because it has potential for reducing scaling costs. Scanning logs over bark requires a method to obtain the under-bark diameter in order to calculate the solid wood volume. This report evaluates the methods of applying a bark factor to determine under-bark diameter. It also identifies new scanner scaling technologies for measuring bark thickness.
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An aerial view: RPASs for forestry operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8192
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Vepakomma, Udayalakshmi
Date
2020
Material Type
Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Vepakomma, Udayalakshmi
Date
2020
Material Type
Report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Drones
Tests
Unmanned aerial systems
Series Number
OT 287
Language
English
Abstract
“A pixel is worth 1024 bits”! Captured from the right perspective, every forest manager now sees aerial images as essential in their toolkit! Converting the data bits from a drone or a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to actionable information bytes for supporting forest operations had been the journey FPInnovations took over the last 6 years. The objective was to assess whether RPASs represented a suitable platform for forestry operations and whether their use provided added value to various applications. Diff erent types of RPASs and miniaturised sensors have been tested in the forestry environment.
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Biomass availability and cost analysis for the Teslin region

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3414
Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Harvesting
Transport
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
This study addressed biomass availability, harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs for the production of bioenergy in the Teslin region of Yukon. It revealed that significant volumes of standing timber below 20 cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) exist that could be utilized for bioenergy. These volumes, however, would sustain only small electricity generation capacities; however, a more efficient solution would be to utilize the biomass in district heating applications. The study also estimated harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs of low- and high-mechanized systems. These costs will have to be further validated and incorporated into an investment calculator to assess the feasibility of future bioenergy projects in Teslin.
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Biomass supply in BC

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8288
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Harvesting
Supply
Transport
Costs
Timber Supply Area (TSA)
FPI TR
Series Number
Presentation ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
A presentation by Charles Friesen to estimate how much biomass is available
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Bonnes pratiques pour attirer et retenir le personnel des Opérations forestières

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3400
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Date
December 2015
Edition
40071
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Date
December 2015
Edition
40071
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Work study
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2015 n.7
Language
French
Abstract
Attracting, retaining and training labor is a challenge for forest operations in North America. FPInnovations attended the Pacific Logging Congress (PLC) in November 2015 where one of the technical sessions focused on attracting and retaining people to the industry, in particular to contractor operations. The majority of the strategies presented in this Info-Note were suggested by logging contractors presenting at the PLC. A few others gleaned from other sources were added as well.
Abstract
Attirer, retenir et former la main-d’œuvre représentent des défis pour les opérations forestières d’Amérique du Nord. FPInnovations a assisté au Pacific Logging Congress (PLC) en novembre 2015, dont l’une des sessions portait sur les meilleures pratiques pour attirer et retenir les employés dans l’industrie, en particulier pour les entrepreneurs. La majorité des stratégies présentées ici ont été adoptées par les entrepreneurs forestiers qui faisaient une présentation au PLC. Nous en avons ajouté quelques autres obtenues d’ailleurs.
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Caulk boot versus non-caulk hiking boot: a test of traction on forest ground surfaces

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3388
Author
Nishio, Grant
Date
October 2015
Edition
40059
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Nishio, Grant
Date
October 2015
Edition
40059
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Safety
Steep slopes
Site preparation
Silviculture
Tree planters
Injuries
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.27
Language
English
Abstract
There is uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of using caulk boots vs. non-caulk hiking boots in silviculture work in the interior of British Columbia. WorkSafeBC regulation 8.23, states “caulked or other equally effective footwear must be worn by workers who are required to walk on logs, poles, pilings or other round timbers”, but does not specifically require caulk boots to be worn on steep slopes. Caulk boots are used almost exclusively by silviculture workers in coastal B.C. but are not commonly used in interior B.C. even though there are many situations where they may provide superior traction. Instead, workers in interior B.C. have a preference for non-caulk hiking boots. Workers will often select their boots based on personal preference rather than on information about the boot’s traction performance. Additional information regarding the differences in the traction of caulk boots and non-caulk hiking boots on various forest ground surfaces would help most workers make better-informed choices. Understanding the differences in traction is one of the most important factors when selecting a work boot in any situation and is especially true in the hazardous ground conditions of forest workers. For this reason, FPInnovations constructed a testing apparatus designed to measure and compare the static coefficient of friction of caulk boots and non-caulk hiking boots on four common types of ground cover surfaces in B.C. forests.
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Changement climatique et productivité forestière: une forêt de questions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8328
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Bernier, Pierre
Date
2015
Material Type
Technical note
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Bernier, Pierre
Date
2015
Material Type
Technical note
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Growth
Climate
Fertilizers
Croissance des arbres
Productivité flux de carbone
Réchauffement
Zones climatiques
Fertilisant
Azote
Sécheresse
Feux de forêts
Maladie et insectes
Series Number
OT 218
Language
French
Abstract
Canadian Forest Service researchers are working to estimate forest productivity at different spatial scales. Variations in productivity are best appreciated at the tree and stand level in productivity.
Abstract
Les chercheurs du Service canadien des forêts travaillent à estimer la productivité forestière à différentes échelles spatiales. C’est à l’échelle de l’arbre et du peuplement que s’apprécient le mieux les variations dans la productivité.
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Les changements climatiques. Les opérations forestières doivent s'adapter

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7935
Author
Légère, Glen
Meek, Philippe
Partington, Mark
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships
Author
Légère, Glen
Meek, Philippe
Partington, Mark
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
74 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Language
French
Abstract
Une présentation le 30 janvier 2020
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Économie de carburant et transport forestier

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8343
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2015
Material Type
Technical note
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2015
Material Type
Technical note
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Fuel consumption
Composites
Economie de carburant
Matériaux composites
Piquets et travers
Conducteur averti
Transmission automatisée
Modélisation aérodynamique
Pneus à large bande
Carburants alternatifs
Series Number
OT 194
Language
French
Abstract
Despite the oscillations in the price of fuel at the pump, it continues to rise. Five years ago, fuel accounted for 30% of transportation costs. Today, that proportion is estimated to be at least 40%, and the forecasts are not optimistic. It is therefore crucial to look at the factors that can influence fuel consumption and and how to reduce it. The team of researchers from the Transportation and Energy program of FPInnovations program is working on this issue and is analyzing various possible solutions.
Abstract
Malgré les oscillations du prix du carburant à la pompe, ce dernier ne cesse d’augmenter. Il y a cinq ans, le carburant représentait 30% des coûts de transport. Aujourd’hui, cette proportion est estimée à au moins 40 %, et les prévisions ne sont pas optimistes. Il est donc crucial de regarder les facteurs qui peuvent influencer la consommation de carburant et les moyens de la réduire. L’équipe de chercheurs du programme Transport et Énergie de FPInnovations travaille sur la question et analyse différentes pistes de solutions.
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