FVS Instructor-Led Training
The objective of the training is to introduce the concepts of vegetation growth and yield modeling, specifically the use of the Forest Vegetation Simulator and its Extensions. Training will emphasize the capabilities of FVS in simulating forest management and its impacts on forest structure, fire behavior and carbon accounting. These classes are appropriate for silviculturists, foresters, fire and fuels managers, ecologists, wildlife biologists, entomologists, pathologists, forest analysts, GIS 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 (except Sacramento, approximately $300). We do our best to accommodate non-Forest Service employees when space is available. 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.
2013-2014 FVS Training Season
We are scheduling and opening registration for the 2013-2014 FVS training season. 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 2013-2014 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 that a spot has been reserved for you. If there are no spots available in the course your name will be put on the waiting list or you will be signed up for your second choice. 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, it will be assumed that you can no longer attend and your reserved spot will be filled by someone on the waiting list.
Our online FVS Training Registration form was unavailable between December 17, 2013, and January 8, 2014. If you attempted to register during this period, please contact the FVS helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to insure that your registration was received.
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: email@example.com).
NOTE: Required fields are marked with a red asterisk ( * ). They are required to successfully submit the registration.
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Last modified: August 16, 2013