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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 available on this web page.

Upcoming Webinars

The webinars for 2015 have been completed (see recordings below). Webinar options for 2016 have not yet been decided. Details and registration will be available here when the next round of webinars are scheduled.

Completed Webinars

Introduction to the FVS Carbon Reports

This webinar introduced participants to the FVS Carbon Reports. A summary of the carbon reports and underlying calculations was given, along with a demonstration on how to request and interpret the reports. This webinar was presented on May 21, 2015.


The FVS staff partnered with Nicholas Crookston, Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), to present two webinars to introduce users to Climate-FVS. They occurred February 15, 2011, 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific, and March 10, 2011, 1:30-3:00 PM Pacific. The webinars briefly discussed the FVS model, the scientific underpinnings of Climate-FVS, the appropriate uses of the model, including sources of uncertainties and limitations, and a project level demonstration of Climate-FVS. See more information about Climate-FVS resources, history, and underlying documentation…

Modelling Western Root Disease in FVS

This webinar focused on applying the Western Root Disease model in the Forest Service's Northern Region (Region 1) and includes a general overview of model concepts, initialization, controls, modifiers, and output. This webinar was presented on October 8, 2015

  • The recording for this webinar is not available yet.

WRENSS Water Yield Post Processor

The FVS-WRENSS water yield post-processor predicts changes in water yield using vegetative and site data from Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) projections and user defined precipitation patterns. The hydrologic methods are based on the U.S. Forest Service’s Water Resources Evaluation of Non-Point Silvicultural Sources (WRENSS) Procedural Handbook. An overview of the FVS-WRENSS post-processor was followed by a demonstration showing the effect of simulated forest management actions on water yield in the western United States. This webinar was presented on April 14, 2015.

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