Monthly Archives: October 2007

Compass Tips

Finding directions with a compass takes a lot of practice. But once you get it, it’s something you never forget. Here are a few tips: 1. Hold the compass level so the needle can swing freely. This is true for… Continue reading

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Another Africa presentation

I will be speaking to the Intro to Forestry class on reforestation in Africa. I decided to put together a Google map of the places I have visited or worked in. There are a lot of pins in the map…. Continue reading

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Using the compass

The Silva compass is a versatile tool. No forester should go into the field without a good compass. Unlike a GPS receiver it will always work. Here are a few things to keep in mind when using a compass:… Continue reading

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First entry

The first class is Wednesday. I think we will start with how to use a compass. We have been using Silva Ranger compasses for a long time. They are very sturdy in the field and work well with maps. Here… Continue reading

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Trip to Guinea Presentation

Tomorrow I’m giving a talk at the library on my trip to Guinea last December. It’s part of a library sponsored series on trips faculty have made. George Siehl will talk about his trip to Kenya and Beth Brantley will… Continue reading

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GPS Accuracy Presentation

As GPS receivers become more widely used by foresters it’s important to get a good idea on how accurate they are under tree cover. A fully closed canopy may completely block the signal, or it may be only available in… Continue reading

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