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Washington State chooses resource manager software


June 22, 2016
By Cindy Macdonald


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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Division, one of the largest state forestry operations in the U.S., will implement Trimble‘s Land Resource Manager (LRM) solution to deliver a common platform and simplified processes. The LRM system will provide timely access to land management activities related to timber sales, silviculture, forest inventory and timber revenue.

Trimble says its LRM solution is an intuitive, interactive and spatially aware enterprise application for managing land and forestry operations. The software solution serves the functions of forest resource planning, management and decision support with flexible customer-specific business workflows.

“State agencies are challenged to improve processes, which only increases as IT systems age and the demand for information increases,” said Ken Moen, general manager of Trimble’s Forestry Division. “We look forward to supporting the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on its transformation associated with the ability to share and manage their extensive forestry supply chain data.”

The Washington State DNR manages more than 12,000 square kilometers of forest, range, agricultural, and commercial lands for the state of Washington. The main sources of funds for the department’s activities are forestry and harvesting of geoduck (a species of clam), rather than taxes.

Trimble’s Forestry Division offers land, forest and fibre management solutions.