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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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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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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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Et si on voulait accélérer la transformation de l'industrie forestière canadienne?

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53172
Author
Levasseur, Jean-Francois
Date
Décembre 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships

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Author
Levasseur, Jean-Francois
Contributor
NRCAN
Date
Décembre 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
Video ; 1:30:22
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
PIF
Series Number
PIF ; 2015
Language
French
Abstract
A presentation by Jean Francois Levasseur for PIF (Partenariat Innovation Forêt)
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La Forêt Montmorency, 50 ans d'aménagement intégré et perspectives d'innovations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53171
Author
Sansregret, Hugues
Date
Janvier 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships

  1 video

Author
Sansregret, Hugues
Contributor
NRCAN - Université Laval
Date
Janvier 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
Video ; 0 :55:09
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
PIF
Series Number
PIF ; 2015
Language
French
Abstract
A presentation by Hugues Sansregret for PIF (Partenariat Innovation Forêt)
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FPValeurbois, une outil convival pour évaluer la valeur du bois sur le marché du sciage

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53153
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Septembre 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships

  1 video

Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Septembre 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
Video ; 0:33:19
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
PIF
Series Number
PIF ; 2015
Language
French
Abstract
A presentation by Francis Charrette for PIF (Partenariat Innovation Forêt)
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Good practices for attracting & retaining people in forest operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40070
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Date
December 2015
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Date
December 2015
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
English
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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InfoNote2015N7EN.PDF

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Lamtrac 8290Q mulcher mechanical site preparation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40018
Author
Nishio, Grant
Date
May 2015
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Nishio, Grant
Date
May 2015
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Equipment
Sites
Forestry
Testing
Machines
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
FO Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.24
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations conducted a Mechanical Site Preparation trial with a Lamtrac 8290Q mulcher near Okanagan Falls, B.C. The mulcher was tested on three sites: moderate slope with heavy grass competition; moderate slope with high stumps and moderate to high slash levels; and steep slope with low to moderate slash levels. The Lamtrac mulcher had some difficulty with heavier slash loads, but was able to create acceptable microsites at the target density of 1000–1200 microsites/ha under the three different site conditions.
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Le LiDAR terrestre, une nouvelle façon de voir la forêt

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53267
Author
Côté, Jean-Francois
Date
janvier 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships

  1 video

Author
Côté, Jean-Francois
Date
janvier 2015
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
Video ; 1:10:31
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Series
PIF ; 2015
Language
French
Abstract
A presentation by Jean-Francois Côté for PIF (Partenariat Innovation Forêt)
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