Laser Technology, Inc. and American Forests Partner
to Co-Host Tree-Measuring Webinars and New Laser Grant Program
March 27, 2014 - Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) is proud to announce our partnership with American Forests to co-host a three-part tree measuring webinar series and also to offer a new grant program for forestry professionals.
With the grant program, LTI and American Forests have joined together to offer state coordinators and certifiers a rare chance to upgrade their field measurement equipment. The program will distribute up to 10 refurbished TruPulse 360 compass laser rangefinders valued at $1,000 each. This will be for the state big tree programs, based on need and merit, and will require state coordinators to submit information for the grant application. As part of the grant request, applicants will be required to submit an essay describing how they would utilize LTI’s measurement technology, including what tools or methods are currently being used when making field measurements, how using LTI's measurement technology will help improve the program and how they will track and report results. Application submission for the laser grant is now open and is available until May 1, 2014.
The three-part webinar series, with the first webinar beginning in May, will educate veteran and aspiring big tree hunters and tree-tech enthusiasts on the latest measuring guidelines from the National Big Tree Program. Featuring expert guest speakers whom are affiliated with the National Big Tree program, each webinar will focus on one part of the equation used to measure a national champion tree: tree height, crown spread and circumference. Measurement Tools & Techniques for Forestry Webinar Series.
All attendees of the Forestry webinar series will be eligible to win a refurbished TruPulse 360 laser rangefinder. For each webinar attended, candidate's names will be automatically entered to win one of the two 360 laser rangefinders available. The drawing will be held at the end of the three-part series.
It's a natural fit for these two to join together to create a chance for more forestry professionals to get their hands on LTI's measurably superior technology. The TruPulse laser series has a proven track record of producing reliable and accurate values quickly and easily. LTI lasers are used every day by tens of thousands of professionals around the world to measure heights, clearances, distances, azimuths, remote positions in a variety of applications, such as forestry, natural resources, mining, telecommunications and electric utilities.
"Our professional measurement division got started with a laser we designed for the US Forest Service in the early nineties," explains David Williams, CEO of Laser Technology, Inc. "When I learned about this opportunity to work with American Forests and help get our technology out to professionals who need it, we were excited to jump on board."
Scott Steen, President and CEO of American Forests stated, "American Forests and Laser Technology, Inc., share an interest in advancing appreciation for, and the science of, big trees. We are delighted to be working together to offer this webinar series and, thanks to the generosity of LTI, a terrific grant program."
American Forests restores and protects urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement, including the founding of the U.S. Forest Service, the national forest and national park systems and literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects and public education efforts. In the last two decades, American Forests has planted more than 45 million trees in forests throughout the U.S. and in 44 countries, resulting in cleaner air and drinking water, restored habitat for wildlife and fish, and the removal of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Based out of Centennial, CO, Laser Technology, Inc. is a world leader in manufacturing the most popular line of handheld professional measurement and mapping lasers. Celebrating their 28th year of business and awarded 63 laser and compass-based patents worldwide with current ones pending, LTI is responsible for developing the first recreational rangefinder and the first reflectorless handheld total station. LTI engineers are the only ones who successfully created a handheld compass laser that produces 1 degree azimuth accuracy without any pitch and roll limitations. It’s called TruVector 360° Compass Technology® and nothing on the market has yet to match its reliability, repeatability and overall performance. Learn more at www.lasertech.com.