Forest Stand Dynamics

An intensive one-week mid-career course

An in-depth examination of how forest stands grow, from individual tree architecture and growth, to how stands respond to disturbances and silvicultural manipulations.  Application of stand dynamics to silvicultural practices and prescriptions will be viewed through studies of diagnostic criteria.

Held at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, University of Washington

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Chadwick Dearing Oliver, M.F.S., Ph.D., Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, and Director of Yale’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry.

Bruce Larson, M.F.S., Ph.D.,  Professor, FRBC Chair of Silviculture, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia

Prerequisites: The course is conducted at the graduate level, and is designed to present and synthesize the most up-to-date information available in the context of operational forest management, with field emphasis. A general requirement for those attending is a Bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related discipline, or a Bachelor’s degree and practical experience in natural resource management.

SAF Continuing Forestry Education Credit: 34.0 hours Category 1-CF

Text: Forest Stand Dynamics Oliver and Larson 1996

Course Fee: $1800, includes food and lodging (six nights, shared cabins) at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest in Eatonville, Washington, textbook and all other course materials. A limited number of private rooms are available for an additional $100 on a first come, first served basis.

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Christina Riley