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Forest Vegetation Simulator

FVS User Guides

Essential FVS: A User's Guide to the Forest Vegetation Simulator Document Cover.

These documents are available as user guides and background information for FVS, related models, and programs. The variant overviews provide specific information about each variant.

You can download the document directly from the links in the File column.

Common User Guides
Document File Date File Size
Essential FVS: A User’s Guide to the Forest Vegetation Simulator 01-05-2015 EssentialFVS.pdf 1.7M
Keyword Reference Guide for the Forest Vegetation Simulator 12-23-2014 keyword.pdf 918K
The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator: Updated Model Documentation 12-30-2014 FFEguide.pdf 6.6M
Additional User Guides
Document File Date File Size
Users Guide to the Database Extension of the Forest Vegetation Simulator Version 2.0 03-23-2015 DBSUserGuide.pdf 955K
FVS_DB_LINK Utility: User's Guide 09-28-2012 FVS_DB_LINK.pdf 388K
Percent Canopy Cover and Stand Structure Statistics from the Forest Vegetation Simulator (RMRS-GTR-24) 03-15-2001 percancv.pdf 239K
Snag Dynamics in the PN, WC, BM, EC, and SO variants 03-07-2013 R6snags.pdf 3.1M
Stand Visualization System, Version 3.3 04-13-2004 WinSVS3_3.pdf 781K
Climate-FVS Version 2: Users Guide 11-06-2013 ClimateFVS_UsersGuide.pdf 1.9M
User's Guide to the Post Processors for the Forest Vegetation Simulator. 07-02-2008 postprocessors.pdf 423K
User Guide To The FVS Economic Extension (ECON), January 2008 07-22-2013 EconUserGuide.pdf 280K
Instructions for Running the FVS-WRENSS Water Yield Post-processor 12-22-2014 WRENSS_Guide.pdf 57K
Variant Overviews
Variant File Date File Size
Southeast Alaska and Coastal British Columbia 09-03-2014 FVSak_Overview.pdf 624K
Blue Mountains 11-17-2014 FVSbm_Overview.pdf 1.0M
Inland California and Southern Cascades 08-26-2014 FVSca_Overview.pdf 1.0M
Central Idaho 05-30-2014 FVSci_Overview.pdf 1.3M
Central Rockies 01-09-2015 FVScr_Overview.pdf 1.5M
Central States 08-26-2014 FVScs_Overview.pdf 1.7M
East Cascades 11-17-2014 FVSec_Overview.pdf 965K
Eastern Montana 09-26-2014 FVSem_Overview.pdf 1.3M
Klamath Mountains 10-10-2014 FVSnc_Overview.pdf 1.0M
Kootenai, Kaniksu, and Tally Lake (KooKanTL) 09-26-2014 FVSkt_Overview.pdf 1.2M
Lake States 07-18-2014 FVSls_Overview.pdf 751K
Northeast 06-02-2014 FVSne_Overview.pdf 1.4M
Inland Empire 10-10-2014 FVSie_Overview.pdf 1.4M
Pacific Northwest Coast 11-13-2014 FVSpn_Overview.pdf 1.5M
Southern 01-09-2015 FVSsn_Overview.pdf 1.2M
South Central Oregon and Northeast California (SORNEC) 11-17-2014 FVSso_Overview.pdf 1.6M
Tetons 11-24-2014 FVStt_Overview.pdf 864K
Utah 11-24-2014 FVSut_Overview.pdf 1.5M
Westside Cascades 11-13-2014 FVSwc_Overview.pdf 1.0M
Western Sierra Nevada 01-09-2015 FVSws_Overview.pdf 1.0M
Variant Overview Supplemental Information
Document File Date File Size
Species Crosswalks Used in Eastern and Western FVS Variants - a Microsoft Excel Workbook including the species crosswalks used in eastern FVS variants (CS, LS, NE, and SN) and western FVS variants (AK, BM, CA, CI, CR, EC, ID, NC, KT, PN, SO, TT, UT, WC, WS). Each species (sorted by scientific name) is mapped to a corresponding species in a given variant. 01-04-2013




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