FVS Instructor-Led Training
The objective of the training is to introduce the concepts of vegetation growth and yield modeling, specifically, the use of FVS and its extensions. Training will emphasize the capabilities of FVS in simulating forest management and impacts on forest structure, growth, fire effects, and carbon accounting
These training sessions are designed for silviculturists, foresters, fire and fuels managers, ecologists, wildlife biologists, entomologists, pathologists, forest analysts, geographic information system specialists, forest planners, and any others interested in forest structure, composition, and management.
We annually offer training sessions, scheduling the sessions during the months of October through April, offered throughout the United States. Courses are tuition free. Classes typically are a week long, beginning Monday at 1:00 p.m. and ending Friday at noon. Our classes typically fill-up quickly, so register early and please plan to attend the whole week.
2016-2017 FVS Training Season
Registration is open for instructor-led Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) training for fiscal year 2017. There is space for approximately 30 students in each session. Registration priority will be given to Forest Service and National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP) applicants. We do our best to accommodate non-Forest Service employees when space is available.
Early registration is encouraged. A waiting list will be maintained once the student limit has been reached. Please register no later than four weeks before the start date of the session you would like to attend. After this point, available spaces will be filled from the waitlist
For those who are registered for one of the training sessions this season, there are 4 to 8 hours of pre-work (see Self-Paced Training) that need to be accomplished prior to taking the course.
FVS Training Registration
Please carefully complete the electronic registration form below and submit it to register for 2016-2017 FVS Training.
After submission, you will be directed to a web page informing you that you have submitted your registration for FVS Training. You will receive an e-mail within the next week to let you know if a space has been reserved for you or that you have been placed on a waiting list. If there are no spots currently available in the course, your name will be put on the waiting list or you will be signed up for your second choice. Approximately six weeks before the course, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm that you still plan to attend. If you do not confirm, we will assume that you can no longer attend and we will fill your reserved spot with someone on the waiting list.
If for some reason you need to cancel, have questions regarding this registration form or are unable to complete registration, please contact the FVS Staff (telephone: 970-295-5770, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: Required fields are marked with a red asterisk ( * ). They are required to successfully submit the registration.
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Last modified: September 07, 2016