What is a Forest Mensurationist?
A forest mensurationist applies the science of measurement to quantify forest composition, structure and the goods and services forests provide. Grounded in geometry, sampling theory, statistics and ecology, a forest mensurationist describes the current status of trees. They also deal with measuring and predicting the growth of trees over time.

Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences Journal
MCFNS is a journal that provides a publishing platform for the forestry and natural resource sciences focused on theoretical derivations and simulations, discussions, reviews, and implementations of new mathematical and computer-based technologies. The journal shares a common platform with the Rationalist approach to research that is in contrast to the more mainstream Empiricist studies (statistical analysis of collected data) dominating the present natural resource sciences. mcfns.net

  • What’s New
    2024 Hybrid OLI & GMUG Meeting
    April 9-10, 2024 – In-person or Virtual – Vancouver, WA

    2024 Western Mensurationists Meeting
    June 16-18, 2024 – Tahoe, CA

  • The Southern Mensurationists group was reestablished in 1999. We are an informal group of forest biometricians, mensurationists, statisticians, mathematicians, modelers, computational foresters, and other practitioners.

    Click here for more information on the 2023 Joint SOMENS & NEMO Meeting.

  • Wooded swamp in Connecticut, with skunk cabbage, ferns, and tree with holes from pileated woodpecker
    The Northeastern Mensurationist Organization (NEMO) was organized by foresters with an interest in quantitative methods to provide a place where, once a year, we could get together and share some of the important research, policy, and practical concerns in the northeast.

    Click here for more information on the 2023 Joint SOMENS & NEMO meeting.

  • low angle view of tall evergreens in Oregon on a sunny day
    The Western Mensurationists are an informal group of Forest Mensurationists, Biometricians and practitioners that meet annually to discuss issues relating to the measuring forest resources.

    The 2024 Western Mensurationists Meeting will take place in Tahoe, CA. Click here for more information.

  • OLI is focused on exchanging information on the operational or near-operational usage of remote sensing technologies in forest inventory and mapping applications.

    For more information on the 2024 Hybrid OLI & GMUG meeting click here.

  • Growth Model User’s Group

    A felled Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii or pseudotsuga taxifolia) in a forest.

    The Growth Model User’s Group (GMUG) was first organized in the year of Y2K to bring together many of the leading regional characters and first-time users to discuss and learn about building, improving, and applying growth models in their work.

    The 2024 Hybrid OLI & GMUG Meeting will take place both in-person and virtually on April 9-10, 2024. Click here for more information.

  • 2nd North American Forest Mensurationists Conference

    The 2nd North American Forest Mensurationists Conference will take place in person December 11-14, 2022 with a virtual/streaming option. Click here for more information.