This page last reviewed May 06, 2013

Compliance Offset Protocol U.S. Forest Offset Projects

Approved Growth and Yield Models

California Conifer Timber Output Simulator (CACTOS) 
CACTOS is a legacy model and is no longer available for downloading.
User guide may be found at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/downloads/forestry/cactos/CACTOSUsersGuide.pdf or contact Greg Biging at UC-Berkeley (510) 642-1249.

Cooperative Redwood Yield Project Timber Output Simulator (CRYPTOS) & CRYPTOS EMULATOR
CRYPTOS is a legacy model and is no longer available for downloading.
User guide may be found at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/downloads/forestry/cryptos/CRYPTOSUsersGuide.pdf or contact Greg Biging at UC-Berkeley (510) 642-1249.

FORest and Stand Evaluation Environment (FORESEE*)

*please note correct spelling is FORSEE.  FORSEE may be obtained for a fee by joining the California Growth and Yield Modeling Cooperative www.cagym.com or contact Christopher Hipkin, Vice Chair at: hipkin@pacbell.net or (510) 654-6310.

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)
FVS is available free of charge through the USDA Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/fmsc/fvs/software/complete.shtml or contact FVS Technical Support (970) 295-5770.


Stand Projection System (SPS)
SPS is a proprietary forest growth and yield model that may be obtained for a fee at http://www.dendrometrics.com/MBG-Tools.html or contact Steve Fareweather at (503) 224-3445.

Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS)
FPS is a proprietary forest growth and yield model that may be obtained for a fee at http://www.forestbiometrics.com/software/fps/ or contact Richard Zabel at (503) 226-4562.

Forest REsource Inventory, Growth, and Harvest Tracking System (FREIGHTS)
FREIGHTS is a legacy model and is no longer available for downloading.



For questions or comments regarding the U.S. Forest Protocol please contact 

Barbara Bamberger at (916) 324-2303 or e-mail bbamberg@arb.ca.gov.


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