The Society is made up of timber measurement professionals and those with an interest in it. Our members are from all regions of the world. The central meetings are typically three-day meetings, with workshops and presentations on various facets of timber measurement. The goal of the organization is to inform and educate the membership and to promote uniform measurement of timber. In addition to the central organization, there is one chapter holding meetings. The organization is an excellent network of knowledge and provides a forum for cooperation and exchange of information. Anyone with an interest in the measurement of timber is invited to become a memberContact the Timber Measurement Society.
The 2014 meeting of the Timber Measurement Society, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, April 9-11, 2014

The 2014 meeting was held at the Coeur d'Alene  Resort with over 100 participants attending. There were two full days of presentations and a one day field trip to the Potlatch mill complex in St. Maries Idaho. Click here to see the meeting announcement and agenda) and here to go to the meeting page where you will be able to download the many expert presentations that were given at the meeting.

The 2014 meeting of the Intermountain chapter of the Timber Measurement Society  to be held on March 20-21 in Colville  WA

This meeting is for those of you who would like to learn more about log scaling, brush up on your skills, or win the much coveted scalers hatchet Click here for the meeting announcement and agenda. 
The 2013 meeting of the Timber Measurement Society, Silver Reef Hotel, Ferndale Washington,  April 10-12, 2013

The 2013 meeting was held at the Silver Reef Hotel. There were two full days of presentations and one day in the field. Click here to see the meeting announcement and agenda and here to go to the meeting page where you can learn about the meeting and view the presentations. Minutes of the 2013 Central Meeting. 
The Intermountain chapter of the Timber Measurement Society held their 2013 meeting on April 4-5 in Colville  WA

This meeting was for those of you who would like to learn more about log scaling, brush up on your skills, or win the much coveted scalers hatchet Click here for the meeting announcement and agenda and here to view the minutes of the meeting. 

The 2012 meeting of the Timber Measurement Society, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, April 11-13, 2012

The 2012 meeting was held at the Coeur d'Alene  Resort. There were two full days of presentations and one day in the field. We had more than 110 attendees from Canada, the US, New Zealand, Chile, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. Twenty-five expert speakers presented to the group. Click here to go to the meeting page where you can learn more about the meeting and download most of the presentations.
The 47th annual Log Scaling School,  March 22-23, 2012, Boise mill, Kettle Falls, Washington

The Timber Measurements Society Intermountain chapter is now the official sponsor of the "Colville Scaling School". Long-time members and supporters of the school, Russ Carrier and Russ Hogan were again  the instructors. This course is not only famous for the excellent quality of the instructions, but also for the log rollout, whereby the scaler with the closest answer to the "school book answer" is awarded the coveted "scaler's hatchet award".  Click here to download the minutes of the meeting.

The European Wood Measurement meeting, Stockholm, Sweden 6-8 September 2011

The meeting was a combined excursion and conference with the aim to discuss relevant and interesting topics within the field of timber measurement in Europe. Twenty-seven participants from Finland, Norway, Russia, Belarus, Pmoland, Austria, Germany, Spain, USA and Sweden joined the meeting. All countries contributed with presentations of wood measurement in their respective countries. Click here to go to the meeting page.


The 2011 Meeting of the Timber Measurement Society was held in Tacoma Washington, April 6-8, 2011

The meeting took place on 6-8 April 2011 in Tacoma Washington at the La Quinta Inn & Suites. There were more than 75 participants in attendance from Canada, the US, Chile, New Zealand and Switzerland. The meeting included two days of presentations and a field trip to the nereby Simpson sawmill and Kraft paper mill.  Please 
click here to go to the meeting page where you can view most of the presentations, the agenda, pictures, etc.
The Timber Measurement Society 2010 Meeting held at the Monarch Hotel, Portland/Clackamas Oregon, April 7-9, 2010

The meeting was well attended, with more than 60 people from North America, Europe and New Zealand. Some of the topics presentated were: the latest technology in scanning log volume, computer tomography to measure and map internal log defects, log yard inventory procedures and technology, return to log models for determining what a mill can pay for logs, measuring log values, measuring biomass, truck scaling and much more. Click here to view the meeting page, which includes a synopsis of the presentations as well as 24 downloadable pdf versions for most of them. There was two days of presentations (April 7-8) and a  field trips on April 9 to the Interfor mill in Molalla Oregon.
The Timber Measurement Society held the 2008 Central Meeting at Harrah's Resort in Reno Nevada on October 28-29

You can learn more about the meeting and download the presentations, which covered the latest technology for measuring logs and trees, and more. Some of the topics covered were: drive through log volume scanning, pulpwood measurement techniques, log scanners that can accurately measure log volume inside bark and measure/map internal defects, new handheld technology, choosing the best sampling system for timber inventory, technology and techniques for measuring stock piles such as chips, the economic forecast for the forest products industry, measuring and utilization of wood based biofuels, getting more value from log scaling, the new Idaho scaling handbook, software to predict product recovery and an introduction to modeling break-even log values (RTL).
Hoo Hoo Club/Intermountain Timber Measurement Society meeting held in Colville, Washington 27-28 March, 2008

The Timber Measurements Society Intermountain District teamed up with the NEW Hoo Hoo Club for their 43rd Annual Scaling School on March 27-28th, 2008. The meeting was attended by 45 scalers from the region. To veiw the minutes of the meeting click here
Timber Measurement Society held their Fall Meeting in Longview/Kelso, Washington, 17-18 October, 2007

Expert Speakers from four countries (Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, US) gave presentations on measuring logs and trees.The meeting attracted more than 70 attendees. Topics ranged from methods of Scaling logs in Sweden, New Zealand (3-D, JAS) automated log scaling and tree length merchandizing, programs for reducing financial loss from logging damage, insect pests and timber, NWLRAG scaling procedures for oversize knots and frost cracks, the newest techniques and equipment for cruising, scaling accuracy under artificial light conditions, and loss of lumber recovery and quality from sweep and oval logs. The second day included a scaling and cruising field trip.  To view the minutes, all of the presentations and photos from the meeting, go to the Longview meeting page to view the presentations.
Intermountain meeting, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, 4-5 April, 2007

The meeting was a big success with 71 log scaling and cruising professionals from the Western US and Canada representing industry, government and tribal agencies. More information copies of the presentations, photos, etc. and the minutes of the meeting are available by clicking here.

Central Committee meeting, Medford, Oregon, 18-19 October, 2006

 The Timber Measurement Society, Central Committee held its Central meeting on October 18 -19 in Medford Oregon. There was a full day of presentations, a business meeting and a log roll-out. Forty three measurements proffessionals were in attendance. To learn more about the meeting, see photos of the event and view many of the presentations click here.


Meeting
Minutes of the Central Committee, Timber Measurement Society, October 18-19, 2006, Medford, Oregon

Minutes of the meeting and photo-journal of the Intermountain District, Timber Measurement Society, April 5-6, 2006, Columbia Falls, Montana

Minutes of the Central Committee, Timber Measurement Society, October 13-14, 2005, Post Falls, Idaho

TMS Central Committee Officers and Contacts

Chairman: Matt Fonseca                                       Matthew.Fonseca@unece.org

Vice chairman: Gary Baylous                                Gary@prlsb.com         

Vice chairman: Mario Angel                                  Mario.Angel@woodtechms.com

Secretary-Treasurer: Thelma Alsup                      TSAlsup@yahoo.com 

Program coordinator: Max Matthews                   MMatthews@millarwestern.com

Communication and outreach: Dallas Garcia     Dallas.Garcia@canfor.com

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