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U.S. Forest Service
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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.

Registration is open for instructor-led Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) training for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Courses are tuition free.

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. The following training sessions are scheduled:

2021-2022 Forest Vegetation Simulator Training Schedule
Date Location Hosted By
March 14-18, 2022 Asheville, NC Region 8
April 11-15, 2022 Ogden, UT Region 4

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. A waiting list will be maintained once the student limit has been reached. Early registration is encouraged. Please register no later than six weeks prior to the start date. After that point, available spaces will be filled from the waitlist.

FVS Training Registration

Please carefully complete the electronic registration form to register for 2021-2022 FVS Training.

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 (e-mail: