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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

Forest Products Measurement

The Forest Products Measurements group coordinates biometric activities for the National Forests throughout the nation. Our primary responsibilities are for cruising, scaling, volume estimation and spatial information/area determination supporting the Forest Service‚Äôs Forest Product Sales program. We provide technical support for cruising, scaling, and volume estimation equations, processes, and software. Learn more about forest products measurement…

Timber Cruising

Documentation, training, and software to assist designing, collecting, and processing timber cruise data. Read more about timber cruising…

Log Scaling

Documentation, training, and software to assist collecting and processing log scale data. Read more about log scaling…

Volume Estimation

Documents, procedures, and software for the National Volume Estimator Library (NVEL) models. Read more about volume estimation…

Biomass Volume

Support for the National Biomass Estimator Library (NBEL). Read more about biomass volume estimation…

Area Determination

Tools and information for forest products measurement surveying and mapping. Read more about area determination…

Additional Tools

Additional software tools have been developed to assist with sampling and timber theft issues. Read more about additional tools…

Handbooks & Guides

Direction and guides for cruising, scaling, volume estimation, and area determination. See related handbooks and guides…

Support

Get help with forest products measurement. Get forest products measurement support…

Training

Forest Products Measurement training resources. See our training resources…

Timber Tips

Timber management ideas of interest and success stories. See out Timber Tips…