D&D Larix, LLC, is a natural resource consulting company specializing in science based natural resource planning coupled with geospatial resource analysis and econometric design. We offer services in environmental planning, environmental econometrics (economics and finance), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Analysis, mapping, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and training in a variety of environmental and natural resources topics. We offer training for people who want to explore the investigation of natural resource management, economics, econometrics, technical tool use, and developing effective outreach materials.
We provide our clients training in resource economics, finance, GIS and GPS use and geospatial analysis with geo-statistics. Econometrics takes the statistical analysis lens to economics and business decision making tasks. We combine proven on-the-ground experience with scientific understandings of natural resources issues, and technologically advanced tools to analyze, explain, and illuminate opportunities for resource management activities. We complete tasks and deliver training events which are targeted to the needs and interests of our clients.
We provide the junction where space and time meet by integrating geospatial and socio-economic information in an array of environmental and natural resource planning and management areas into visually tangible and auditorily comprehensible data through GIS analysis, econometric design and professional training courses.
As you explore this site, you will see different examples of how we have served our clients, and how we can serve you. Our services are arranged under contract, generally as a lump-sum service, or time and materials agreement. Our clients range from other consulting or engineering companies, to Tribal Governments, Counties, States, and Federal Agencies. Contact us to further explore how we can work with you to achieve your resource management needs.
We can complement your organization by providing resource professionals to augment your staff, or to fill a gap in your professional resource pool.
You are invited to explore this web site and the accompanying web sites where we have extended our services to the world. While we provide consulting services to our clients targeting specific services, additional services are provided to anyone seeking insights on specific tasks.
Forest Resource Analysis System Software
One of the flagship products offered by D&D Larix is access to the Forest Resource Analysis System Software (FRASS). Offered as a Software-as-a-Service platform, forestland owners can provide data about their forestlands to articulate forestland value, financially optimal harvest timing on each timber stand on each property. Forestland property data includes biometric Growth & Yield data, GIS data articulating roads, streams, Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive species habitat, property boundaries, and associated physical site characteristics. Timber market data are assembled with commodity prices, travel distance from the property to markets, logging capabilities and costs, and specific information of the landowner’s microeconomic characteristics.
Macroeconomic records are combined through the Real Price Appreciation Forecast Tool, developed by Dr. Schlosser, to forecast appreciation and devaluation cycles in the markets where properties are located. This is accomplished through forest econometric analyses specific to where the property is located. The Forest-Econometrics web site explains this platform in more detail, but a demonstration site gives interested people the ability to see it in action. Contact us to arrange your online-demonstration into the FRASS site today.
NIMS Training Tracker & Credentialing System
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is an incident command support system originally created as part of the U.S. military. This approach was further developed in the wildland fire fighting system beginning after the turn of the 20th Century. In 2001, this concept was further developed by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) and applied to natural and man-caused disaster events. The approach is used by fire departments, counties, Indian tribes, states, and federal governments to organize trained people who respond to emergencies. Deployment of the NIMS system improves responder effectiveness and safety.
At D&D Larix, we have developed a Software-as-a-Service platform used by organizations, the NIMS Training Tracker & Credentialing System to guide their people through the training options available and required to cooperate with others in a response event. These basic training options begin with ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800 to guide people in the fundamentals of incident command and NIMS. From there, training programs expand to higher levels of leadership and hazard specific preparedness. The NIMS Training Tracker & Credentialing System places all training credentials for each staff member and cooperator into a Learning Plan and when completed, to a student’s Transcript.
The platform is an online solution for all organizations, giving instantaneous reports for individuals and organizations. Accessible from desktop, laptop, tablets, and mobile devices this platform guides organizations to manage the sea of fifteen (15) educational institutions offering federally recognized NIMS training programs. Online demonstrations are offered for any organization to see what is taught, how reports are generated, and how it can enhance responder credentials. Contact us to participate in a no-cost online demonstration.
Finance & Economics Training
A variety of educational tools are available to people wanting learn more about economics. Whether insights are sought into forest economics, or broader economics insights, D&D Larix offers you the learning tools you seek! The flagstaff demonstration platform is a web site launched in 1999, named My-Forest.com guides learners through finance and making decisions in economics.
This approach was augmented after 2015 with deployment of a YouTube Channel developed by Dr. Bill, for college classes in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, and associated Technical Tools for Learner Success. Videos are provided to anyone to watch and extend the learning experience to a higher level. Dr. Bill Economics at YouTube!
Geospatial Analysis is conducted through the use of Geographical Information System (GIS) software while integrating the art and science of land use. It includes understanding how geology, soils, aquatic systems, vegetation and animals interact with people across the landscapes. Sometimes these analyses integrate physical site characteristics of a property or in a region. Often, Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are used to specifically record a location on the earth, or to integrate temporal changes on specific sites or in broad landscapes. Satellite imagery data, recorded through time, aids information discovery and analysis giving land use managers a deeper understanding of how ecosystems are interconnected. We give these analyses efforts to the projects we conduct for our clients. When data are requested and derived for a task, we deliver all derivative data to our client for future uses. This is the service we provide as we welcome people, organizations, businesses, and others to contact us to learn how we can assist you today.
Guest lectures, Short-Courses, Outreach
Since 1989, courses have been taught for learners of all ages and with all levels of professional education. D&D Larix co-founder, Dr. William Schlosser, has taught adult learners details about forest management, forest business development, forestland appraisal, with accounting and business taxation details. He has been University and College faculty member teaching these skills and courses in business and economics. Students in his classes discovered a lively approach to information transfer as they were given access to class videos lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour each and accompanied with live-class discussions and activities to make the learning experience meaningful.
Dr. Bill is not the only instructor available from D&D Larix, as we integrate other educators in accounting, business development, forestry, and natural resource management skills. Your organization may be seeking a 20 minute presentation as part of your conference, or it may seek a 3 day short-course on a specific topic we embrace.
Our outreach extends to consulting services where we come to your place of business, investigate, communicate, develop alternatives, and deliver solutions. Our services rarely end with the delivery of ‘findings’, instead extending to continued consulting and assistance with the tasks addressed.
Contact us to begin this discussion.