Blue Mountains Starter Project

To help users become accustomed to the BioSum user interface, modules, and outputs, we have compiled a small BioSum project for you to download. Every step in the BioSum framework as been completed: plots loaded, silivicultural treatments specified and simulated in FVS, harvest cost parameters assigned, Processor module run, effectiveness variables defined, and Optimizer executed.


Users interested in BioSum are encouraged to download the starter project and to explore inputs and outputs. This version of the starter project is current as of version 5.8.10 but it can be upgraded to version 5.9.0 by twice opening, saving and closing the project from BioSum version 5.9.0 A fresh build of this starter project will be developed and posted in June 2022.


---->Download starter project here (, 142 MB, compatible with BioSum v. 5.8.10)


---->Download starter project overview PDF here


The Blue Mountains Area of Interest:

This region contains these watersheds: Lower Snake-Asotin, Walla Walla, Umatilla, Upper Grande Ronde River, Wallowa River, Lower Grande Ronde, Imnaha River, Hells Canyon, North Fork John Day, Powder River, Burnt River, Brownlee Reservoir, and Middle Fork John Day-- all within the administrative boundaries of Malheur, Grant, Harney, Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties.

Map of study area