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Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Training for Alaska

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 12:00 pm AKDT

The Forest Service was originally planning to run this training as an in-person event but will now conduct it virtually due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This training will be held from April 26th – April 29th.

This training has been approved for 25 CFEs.

For those interested in attending, please fill out the following electronic registration form: Electronic registration form. Approximately three weeks prior to the training, you will receive an email confirming registration and further information about the Microsoft Teams sessions.

TUESDAY 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch 11:30-12:30)

Creating an FVS project

Module 1: Basic Run

  • Base 1: Single stand run
  • Base 2: Multi-stand run
  • Base 3: Skills challenge

 

Module 2: Input Data Exploration

  • Audit 1: Auditing input data
  • Audit 2: Obtaining inventory statistics
  • Audit 3: Skills challenge

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch 11:30-12:30)

Module 3: Basic Management

  • Thin 1: Thinning throughout a diameter range
  • Thin 2: Thinning to a basal area residual with species preferences
  • Thin 3: Thinning to a percent canopy cover
  • Thin 4: Skills challenge

 

Module 4: Fire and Fuels Management

  • Fire 1: Simulating wildfire and salvage harvest
  • Fire 2: Prescribed burning
  • Fire 3: Thinning followed by a pile burn
  • Fire 4: Masticating to reduce fuels
  • Fire 5: Skills challenge

 

THURSDAY 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch 11:30-12:30)

Module 5: Complex Management

  • Complex 1: Thinning to a variable density
  • Complex 2: Regenerating a stand via group selection
  • Complex 3: Regenerating a stand via single tree selection
  • Complex 4: Skills challenge

 

Module 6: Regeneration Modeling

  • Regen 1: Adding ingrowth
  • Regen 2: Conditionally adding regeneration
  • Regen 3: Creating an addfile
  • Regen 4: Skills challenge

FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Regional modeling issues or general Q&A (TBD)

Details

Start:
April 26 @ 8:00 am AKDT
End:
April 29 @ 12:00 pm AKDT

Organizer

US Forest Service

Venue

Virtual
Alaska
Oregon
Washington

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