Sunday, February 21, 2016

SAF Winter Meetings - Forest Inventory Trends

SilviaTerra has been traveling all over the east coast this winter giving talks at many regional SAF meetings.  This year we spoke at:

  • Appalachian SAF in Durham
  • KY/TN SAF in Bowling Green
  • Allegheny SAF in Baltimore

The turnout for these meetings was great.  The Allegheny SAF meeting in particular had incredible attendance - over 100 members in the audience!

Great turnout for the Allegheny SAF meeting

We were invited to share some of the trends we've seen over the past 6 years working with forest inventory technology.  We discussed five major trends we've seen and how we think they're changing the way forestry is practiced:

  • Mobile Technology
  • The Cloud
  • Automated Expert Analysis
  • Big Data
  • Iterative Simulation

I've included our slides below.

If you made it all the way through the presentation... we're hiring!  Check out the openings at

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We're hiring!

SilviaTerra is hiring a full-time Forest Statistician to join our biometrics team. We're looking for someone who is excited about solving forest biometrics problems using R or Python, familiar with statistics and modeling, and passionate about trying to improve the ways forests are managed. See the full job description here.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to For technical positions, you are also encouraged to send example R or Python code from work that you were excited to do. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and until the position is filled.

SilviaTerra is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, favorite tree species, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.