Upcoming Event

Upland Hardwood Silviculture Course
A three day Course for Practicing Foresters and Natural Resource Specialists

July 9, 2013–July 11, 2013

Hosted by USDA Forest Service, Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit located at Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Asheville, NC, and part of the Southern Research Station.

The Upland Hardwood Silviculture Course attracts students to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest near Asheville, NC every summer. The three day course is hosted by the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit www.srs.fs.usda.gov/uplandhardwood of the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. The goal of this course is to provide practicing foresters and natural resource specialists with information about current silvicultural practices and emerging issues, based on scientific research that affects managing upland hardwoods. It provides a venue for lectures and field experiences covering an array of topics from:

  • Forest Management Objectives
  • Stand Management – Existing Stands (including fire management, low quality stands, economic considerations)
  • Stand Management – Regeneration
  • Site Classification
  • Ecosystem Restoration (including artificial regeneration)
  • Wildlife (including managing for acorn and forest fruit production, effects of fire on wildlife populations)

The course is taught by experts in their respective fields and is designed for professional foresters and natural resource managers working in upland hardwood ecosystems. Foresters, natural resources managers, and wildlife professionals from State and Federal agencies or non-governmental organizations may take the course.
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) issues continuing forestry education (CFE) credits Category 1-CF for the course.

Tuition is $75.
The deadline for registration is June 21, 2013.
Please register early to ensure enrollment in this course. Class size is limited to 35 students.
For more information, contact the Bent Creek Experimental Forest Science Delivery office at 828-667-5261, extension 104 or email Julia Kirschman at jekirschman@fs.fed.us

What: Upland Hardwood Silviculture Course

When: July 9-11, 2013

Where: Bent Creek Experimental Forest, 1577 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Who: Foresters and resource managers working in upland hardwood ecosystems

Cost: $75 registration, students are responsible for travel, food, and hotel accommodations. One lunch for July 11 is included in the registration fee.

Includes:  Three day course and one lunch on July 11.

Prerequisites: Must be familiar with forestry terminology and prepared for forestry field work

Items to bring:  Field clothes, including, hard hat, rain gear, DBH tape, prism, water bottle, and laptop. Field trips will run rain or shine.

Deadline: June 21, 2013

Contact: Bent Creek Experimental Forest Science Delivery office 828-667-5261 ext. 104 or email: Jekirschman@fs.fed.us


2013 Agenda
Registration Form
About the Speakers
Lunch Form
Directions to Bent Creek Experimental Forest