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FVS Training

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The FVS Staff of the Forest Management Service Center offers many types of training including self -paced training, instructor-led Training, and web-based training.

Self-Paced Training

We provide self-paced training, including tutorials, exercise guides, and videos. The tutorials are a great way to learn the model or brush up on certain topics.

Self-Paced Training…

Instructor-Led Training

We offer training sessions annually, scheduling the sessions during the months of October through April, offered throughout the United States. Courses are tuition free. Registration priority will be given to Forest Service and National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP) students. We do our best to accommodate non-Forest Service employees when space is available. Information regarding available training and registration for instructor-led training may be found at the following link.

Instructor-Led Training…

Training Videos

Our video library includes short videos about individual FVS topics for basic and advanced users.

Training Videos…

FVS Webinars

We periodically host live webinars about special topics. Stay tuned to this web page for information regarding these webinars and how to register. Recordings of past webinars are also available.


Training Questions?

If you have questions about any of these courses, please contact the FVS Staff at telephone: 970-295-5770, or e-mail:

US Forest Service
Forest Management Service Center
2150 Centre Avenue, Bldg. A
Fort Collins, CO 80526-1891

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