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U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

FVS Instructor-Led Training

Picture of an FVS training class in progress showing students working with FVS exercises on their PCs.

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 behavior, and carbon accounting.

These training sessions are designed for silviculturists, forest planners, foresters, fire and fuels managers, ecologists, wildlife biologists, entomologists, pathologists, forest analysts, geographic information system specialists, 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, throughout the United States. Courses are tuition free. 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 as registration becomes available register early and please plan to attend the whole week.

Classes are Completed for FY 2018-2019

Please check this page in late summer to register for classes scheduled next fall through spring, Fiscal Year 2019-2020. If you have questions about FVS training, please contact the FVS Staff (telephone: 970-295-5770, e-mail: