Faculty Profile



B. Bruce Bare
Dean Emeritus and Professor
Director, Institute of Forest Resources

Appointments calendar is viewable here. For an appointment call Bruce Bare at 206-685-0878 or email at bare@u.washington.edu or bare@uw.edu. Other pictures available.


Institute Director Bare and three SEFS faculty update Washington State House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on Institute of Forest Resources research projects. March 12, 2014. All presentations are available on the Institute's web site.

2013 Western Washington Hardwood Assessment now available as Institute of Forest Resources Research Report Number 1. Also available are some additional report tables and an Extended Executive Summary. August 15, 2013; Updated: November 19, 2013

Institute Director Bare updates the Senate's Natural Resources and Parks Committee on the Institute. February 14, 2013

Directors Bare and Ettl update the Legislature on the Institute of Forest Resources. A presentation to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. January 29, 2013

Letter to the Editor of Journal of Forestry regarding forestry education at the UW. January 22, 2013

The Institute of Forest Resources' QR Code for your smartphone. October 19, 2012

The Institute of Forest Resources requests pre-proposals. September 27, 2012

Dean Emeritus Bare announces a strategic vision for the UW Institute of Forest Resources. September 26, 2012; updated November 6, 2012

Dean Emeritus Bare contributes to a discussion concerning online learning in SEFS. Spring 2012.

Dean Emeritus Bare and Interim Director Hinckley describe the rational for changes in the School's undergraduate natural resource management programs. Published in the Western Forester 57(2):12-13, May 2012. April 24, 2012

Dean Emeritus Bare's Seminar One presentation for ESRM 300 class entitled, "Foundations of Forest Sustainability". January 3, 2012

Dean Emeritus Bare's presentation at Workshop on the Future of Forestry Education (ppt) or (doc), SAF Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI. November 4, 2011

Dean Emeritus Bare updates an analysis of the impact of the ABB model on the distribution of indirect costs to SFR. May 26, 2011

Dean Emeritus Bare participates on a panel discussing Natural Resources - Washington Ecosystems: Mountains to the Sound, Graduate and Professional Student Senate Science and Policy Summit, University of Washington, May 13, 2011

Dean Emeritus Bare attends Governor Gregoire's signing of SHB 1254 ( Institute of Forest Resources). April 29, 2011

Dean Emeritus Bare's article Here's How to Value Pre-commercial Timber Stands (A Second Look), published in The Forestry Source. January 25, 2011

Dean Emeritus Bare's letter to editor of Forestry Source on the Value of Damaged Timber. (Also at FS Letter). June 10, 2010

Dean Emeritus Bare's comments about research and indirect costs under the ABB model. June 8, 2010

Additional statements and presentations available at this archive site.


TITLE:

Dean Emeritus, College of Forest Resources
Professor, Forest Management and Quantitative Science, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Director, Institute of Forest Resources


BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

Member, Washington State Board of Natural Resources, June 2001 - July 2009
Member, Educational Policy Review Committee, Society of American Foresters, January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014


ADDRESS:

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
Box 352100
Seattle, Washington 98195-2100
Telephone: (206) 685-0878
FAX: (206) 685-0790
Email: bare@u.washington.edu or bare@uw.edu

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

April 24, 1942, South Bend, Indiana


EDUCATION:

B.S. 1964 Purdue University, Forest Production
M.S. 1966 University of Minnesota, Forest Mensuration, Biometrics
Ph.D. 1969 Purdue University, Forest Management, Operations Research


COURSES TAUGHT:

Q SCI 190--Quantitative Analysis for Environmental Science

Q SCI 291--Analysis for Biologists I

Q SCI 381--Introduction to Probability and Statistics


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Forest management and economics, forest valuation, timber taxation, timber and timberland appraisal, management science, planning, forest policy, and decision support systems.

Initiating a program that is looking into forest sustainability and certification issues in the PNW.


RESEARCH SYNOPSIS:

Application of economic and management science tools to problems of forest land management. These problems run over various spatial and temporal scales ranging from the stand- and forest-levels to the multi-forest-level and cover time periods of 1 - 100 years. Both ecosystem management as well as traditional forest management paradigms are studied within a hierarchical framework.

Timber valuation and taxation issues involve the study of various theories for appraising timber and timberlands under differing systems of taxation. Effects at both the intensive and extensive margins are studied. Market-based as well as capitalization-based approaches of timber appraisal are explored for valuing large and small timbered tracts.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Full Curriculum Vitae):

Bare, B. B. 1978. Forest Land Valuation in Washington State: Controversy over Methodology. Assessors Journal 13(2):81-99

Hann, D. W. and B. B. Bare. 1979. Uneven-aged Forest Management: State of the Art (or Science?). USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report INT-50, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Ogden, Utah. 18 p

Mitchell, B. R. and B. B. Bare. 1981. A Separable Goal Programming Approach to Optimizing Multivariate Sampling Designs for Forest Inventory. Forest Science 27(1):147-162

Bare, B. B. and D. W. Hann. 1981. Applications of Ridge Regression in Forestry. Forest Science 27(2):339-348

Bare, B. B. 1983. Forest Land Valuation in Washington State Under the 1971 Forest Tax Law. Property Tax Journal 2(3):157-175

Bare, B. B., D. G. Briggs, J. P. Roise and G. F. Schreuder. 1984. A Survey of Systems Analysis Models in Forestry and the Forest Products Industries. European Journal of Operational Research 18(1):1-18

Mendoza, G. A. and B. B. Bare. 1986. Integrating Stem Bucking and Log Allocation Decisions in Wood Utilization. Forest Products Journal 36(10):70-74

Mendoza, G. A., B. B. Bare and G. E. Campbell. 1987. Multiobjective Programming for Generating Alternatives: A Multiple-use Planning Example. Forest Science 33(2):458-468

Bare, B. B. and D. Opalach. 1987. Optimizing Species Composition in Uneven-aged Forest Stands. Forest Science 33(4):958-970

Rustagi, K. P. and B. B. Bare. 1987. Resolving Multiple Goal Conflicts with Interactive Goal Programming. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17:1401-1407

Bare, B. B. and D. Opalach. 1988. Determining Investment-Efficient Diameter Distributions for Uneven-Aged Northern Hardwoods. Forest Science 34:243-249

Bare, B. B. and G. A. Mendoza. 1988. Multiple Objective Forest Land Management Planning: An Illustration. European Journal of Operational Research 34(1):44-55

Bare, B. B. and G. A. Mendoza. 1988. A Soft Optimization Approach to Forest Land Management Planning. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 18:545-552

O' Hara, A. J., B. H. Faaland and B. B. Bare. 1989. Spatially Constrained Timber Harvest Scheduling. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 19:715-724

Bare, B. B., D. G. Briggs and G. A. Mendoza. 1989. Log Allocation and Soft Optimization: A De Novo Programming Approach. Forest Products Journal 39(9):39-44

Bare, B. B. 1990. An Analysis of Forest Property Tax Burdens under a Land and Reforestation Tax System: A Western Washington Case Study. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20:554-565

Bare, B. B. and G. A. Mendoza. 1990. Designing Forest Plans with Conflicting Objectives using De Novo Programming. Journal of Environmental Management 31:237-246

Kent, B., B. B. Bare, R. Field and G. Bradley. 1991. Natural Resource Land Management Planning using Large-Scale Linear Programs: The USDA Forest Service Experience with FORPLAN. Operations Research 39(1): 13-27

B. B. Bare and G. A. Mendoza. 1992. Timber Harvest Scheduling in a Fuzzy Decision Environment. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22:423-428

Mendoza, G. A., B. B. Bare and Z. Zhou. 1993. A Fuzzy Multiple Objective Linear Programming Approach to Forest Planning under Uncertainty. Agricultural Systems 41(3):257-274

Bare, B. B. and G. A. Mendoza. 1994. A Fuzzy Approach to Natural Resource Management from a Regional Perspective. International Transactions in Operational Research 1(1):51-58

Anderson, D. J. and B.B. Bare. 1994. A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Optimization of Uneven-aged Forest Stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24:1758-1765

Bare, B.B., B.R. Lippke, C.D. Oliver and S. Zens. 1995. Eastern Washington Timber Supply Analysis. Center for International Trade in Forest Products, Special Paper 18, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. 215 pp.

Bare, B. B. 1996. Hierarchical Forest Planning: Some Observations. Proceedings of a Workshop on Hierarchical Approaches to Forest Management in Public and Private Organizations. [University of Toronto, May 25-29, 1992]. Information Report PI-X-124, Natural Resources Canada, Petawawa National Forestry Institute. pp.164-165

Weintraub, A. and B. B. Bare. 1996. New Issues in Forest Land Management from an Operations Research Perspective. Interfaces 26(5):9-25.

Wimberly, M. C. and B. B. Bare. 1996. Distance-Dependent and Distance-Independent Models of Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock Basal Area Growth Following Silvicultural Treatment. Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology and Management 89 (1): 1-11. December.

Bare, B. B., B. R. Lippke, W. Xu, C. D. Oliver, J. Moffett and T. R. Waggener. 1997. Demonstration of Trust Impacts from Management Alternatives to Achieve Habitat Conservation Goals on Washington Department of Natural Resources Managed Lands, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195- 2100. 60 pp. + Appendices.

Lippke, B.R., B.B. Bare, W. Xu, J. Moffett and B. Turner. 1998. The Joint Production of Timber and Environmental Values: Demonstration for the Westside of Washington State. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization - Sustainable Use and Management. Dept. of Agricultural & Forest Economics. Miyazaki University. SEAGAIA, Miyazaki, Japan. October 5-8. Volume II, p. 521-532.

Lippke, B. R., B. B. Bare, W. Xu and M. A. Mendoza. 1998. Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Forest Policy Changes for Western Washington. Center for International Trade in Forest Products, Special Paper 27, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. 18 pp.

Oliver, C. D., M. Boydak, G. Segura and B. B. Bare. 1999. Forest Organization, Management, and Policy. In: Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems, M. L. Hunter (Ed.), Cambridge University Press, Chap. 17, pp. 556-596.

Bare, B. B. and R. L. Smith. 1999. Stumpage Value Estimation from Transaction Evidence Using Multiple Regression, Journal of Forestry 97(7):32-39.

Alvardo, E., D.V. Sandburg and B.B. Bare. 1999. Analysis of Area Burned by Wildfires through the Partitioning of a Probability Model. Fire Economics, Planning and Policy: Bottom Lines. Proceedings of a Symposium. [Eds. A. Gonzalez-Caban and P.N. Omni]. USDA Forest Service, Gen. Tech. Report PSW-GTR-173, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Berkeley, CA. p. 59-68.

Bare, B.B. 2000. Observations on Forest Certification. In: Proceedings of Summit 2000: Washington Private Forest Forum. (Ed.) J. Agee, Institute of Forest Resources, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pp. 139-145.

Bare, B. B., B. R. Lippke and W. Xu. 2000. Cost Impacts of Management Alternatives to Achieve Habitat Conservation Goals on State Forestlands in Western Washington , Western Journal of Applied Forestry 15(4):217-226.

Bare, B. B., B. R. Lippke and W. Xu. 2000. Equitably Treating Individual Washington State Forest Trusts through Consolidated Management: A Conceptual Approach, Natural Resources Journal 40(3):479-497.

Lippke, B. R., S. Marshall, M. Ludwig, J. Moffett, D. Fitzpatrick and B. B. Bare. 2000. Lewis County Economic Assessment. Center for International Trade in Forest Products, Special Paper 35, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. 157 pp.

Manley, B. and B. B. Bare. 2001. Computing Maximum Willingness to Pay with Faustmann's Formula: Some Special Situations from New Zealand. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 2(2001):179-193.

Lippke, B. R., B. B. Bare, W. Xu and M. Mendoza. 2001. An Assessment of Forest Policy Changes for Western Washington, Journal of Sustainable Forestry 14(4):63-94.

Bare, B. B. 2002. Organization and Management Systems for Providing Sustainable Forest Resources. In: Management of Agricultural Forestry and Fisheries Enterprises. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK.

Manley, B. and B. B. Bare. 2003. Equivalence of the Expectation and Cost Compounding Methods of Forest Valuation - Faustmann Revisited, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 48(1):25-31.

Briggs, D. G., E. C. Turnblom and B. B. Bare. 2005. Non-Destructive Methods and Process Capability Analysis to Assess Conformance of Douglas Fir Stands to Customer Quality Specifications, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 35(2/3): 170-188. The full article is also available.

Boyle, B. and B. B. Bare. 2006. A Forum for Market Solutions for Sustaining Washington's Working Forests. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. [Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-29].

Bare, B. B. 2006. Organization and Management Systems for Providing Sustainable Forest Resources. In: Management of Agricultural Forestry and Fisheries Enterprises. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK. [An update of an earlier version.]

Pittman, S. D., B. B. Bare and D. G. Briggs. 2008. Hierarchical production planning in forestry using price-directed decomposition. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37(10):2010-2021.

Bare, B. B. 2011. Here's How to Value Pre-commercial Timber Stands (A Second Look). The Forestry Source 16(2):13-14.

Petrasek, S., J. Perez-Garcia and B. B. Bare. Valuing Forestlands with Stochastic Timber and Carbon Prices. Annals of Operations Research, DOI 10.1007/s10479-013-1389-1. Published online May 18, 2013.


CONSULTING CLIENTS:

Plum Creek Timber Company, L.P. 1995-96. Development of timber harvest schedules for the Rockies Region.

New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Ltd. 1996-97, 1999. Review and Evaluation of the Forest Resource and Evaluation Planning (FREP) Project (1996); preparation of a Five Year Research Plan for the FREP Estate Modeling Program (1997); and a report on the Economics of Forest Fertilization (1999).

Washington State Department of Revenue. 1995-98. Evaluation and developmemt of stumpage valuation methodology for mass appraisal of timber for excise tax purposes.

Winrock International/USAID. 1993-94 (Summers). Natural Resources Management Program, Manila, Philippines. Analyst investigating the assessment of proposed forest policy changes.

MAXXAM Corporation (Pacific Lumber Company). 1994. Short-term timber harvest scheduling and appraisal of both timber and timberland in the redwood region of northern California.

World Bank/INDECO. 1990-91 (Summers). Agency for Forestry Research and Development, Ministry of Forestry, Bogor, Indonesia. Management information systems analyst.

Sealaska Corporation. 1987-88 and 1991-92. Timber valuation and appraisal methodology and procedures for estimating the fair market value of standing timber in southeast Alaska.

METRO of King County. 1990. Timber damage valuation in western Washington.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources. 1985. Transition Lands Program. Analyst investigating the economics of alternative policies effecting transistion forest lands in Washington.

Pack River Management Company. 1981. Evaluation of timber cruising procedures and the estimation of timber volume on a large forest property in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

U.S.D.A. Forest Service. 1980. Lecturer in a series of nine land management planning workshops held for Forest Service land management planners.

Quinault Indian Nation. 1979. Investment analysis of timber growing opportunities on Tribal lands in western Washington.

Washington and Oregon State Departments of Revenue. 1977-78. Development of land valuation methodology for mass appraisal of bare forest land for ad valorem tax purposes.

USAID/Purdue Project. 1970. Forest management curriculum development. Federal University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


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