Adequate funding is a hurdle many companies and organizations face when upgrading to new tools and technology. Fortunately in the forestry and natural resources sectors, there are opportunities to acquire funding directly or collaborate in mutually beneficial projects paid for in whole or in part by grant funds. Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI) is hosting a webinar to guide representatives from nonprofit organizations, businesses, development communities, agencies, and private landowners through the process of obtaining funding.
About the Webinar
Actively managing our forested lands not only improves overall forest health and habitat, but can also provide resources to efficiently produce goods we all use in our daily lives. Projects which address both of these things are very attractive for funding awards. As an awardee, your project costs can be offset, leaving other funds available to grow your business and update your technology and equipment. With the challenge of unmarketable trees in many areas where work must get done, creativity and resourcefulness in project development and wood utilization solutions are vital, and help win funding.
LTI’s Forestry and Natural Resources Funding Opportunities webinar will be cohosted by KassieCarley, LTI Solutions Product Manager and Tim Reader, Colorado State Forest Service Utilization & Marketing Forester. Kassie and Tim will share their experiences and expertise about where to look for grants and funding, tips on how to apply, and ways to make your application stronger. The webinar will also clarify the mystery of matching funds that some grants require. Funding opportunities are not always limited to nonprofits organizations. Join LTI to discover ways that for-profit businesses can get involved. Throughout the webinar, you will be able to ask questions. If any part of your work day involves trees, or if forest management is a part of your agenda, please join us.
Forestry and Natural Resources Funding
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM MDT
About the Speakers
Tim Reader, who holds a Master’s degree in Forestry, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Wood Science and Technology, has been with the Colorado State Forest Service for 13 years. He is responsible for delivery and administration of the Colorado Wood Products and Utilization Program. Previously, he worked as an Inventory Forester with the White Mountain Apache Indian Tribe in White River, Arizona, and as a wood products quality control technician for Dyno Polymers in White City, Oregon.
LTI’s Solutions Manager Kassie Carley, brings real-world, market specific solutions to professionals through laser measurement and mapping software. Before working at LTI, Kassie co-managed a forestry company for eight years, specializing in seeking and applying for funding opportunities.Kassie, the third generation of a forestry and milling family, has sought out and was directly and indirectly awarded $2 million in funds for ForestWise, LLC, development communities, agencies, and private landowners.
Resources Panel Discussion
Prior to the webinar, LTI’s Solutions Manager will be speaking at the Partners Working for Thriving Forests, 2015 Joint Annual Meeting, being held May 7-9 in Glenwood Springs, CO. The meeting is a collaboration of the Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters Chapter, the Colorado Timber Industry Association and Colorado Tree Farmers.
On day two of the collaborative conference, Kassie will be participating in a panel discussion titled:Resources for Landowners, Businesses, Industry and Foresters. She will explain how to improve grant writing successes, followed by a Q&A session. These questions and answers will be featured during the May 14 webinar, allowing attendees to benefit from their peers questions.
LTI will also be exhibiting at the annual meeting. Find our booth at the conference or visit LTI’sProfessional Measurement page to see equipment that can be purchased with grant funding or with money you save by getting involved in grant projects that offset other business costs. LTI’sTruPulse laser rangefinder series has a variety of lasers for different applications, from the low cost200L laser rangefinder with multiple height solutions, to the top-of-the-line 200X model with centimeter accuracy. To complement Bluetooth® compatible TruPulse rangefinders, the LaserSoft® Measure App allows forest industry professionals to conveniently record laser measurements along with through-the-scope photos.
LTI provides complete solutions for tasks such astaking inventory of whole logs, or finding thevolume of a chip or biomass pile. For timber cruising, check out the Criterion RD 1000, which aids in conducting variable plot cruises, “borderline” tree determinations and the measurement of tree diameters – even heights at which specific diameters occur.
With the recent advances in technology and all of the available funding, it’s time to discover ways to make your work safer and more efficient. Let LTI give you tips on where to acquire funding and learn how our laser-based measurement equipment can work for you during the Forestry and Natural Resources Funding webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM MDT.