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Introduction to Silviculture Surveys – 3 Days

This 3 day course is intended for individuals with little or no stocking and free growing survey experience. This session will prepare participants to assist silviculture surveyors in the completion of silviculture survey contract work. This course will introduce and provide practical exposure regarding basic silviculture survey procedures. This course is not intended for use as preparation for the accreditation exam.

Cost: $500.00 + GST

Participants may register for a portion of the course at a reduced rate.


Day 1:

  • Survey Accreditation Process and Performance Objectives
  • Survey Types and Timing
  • Sampling and Stratification
  • Office Preparation and Pre-Stratification
  • FS 657 Card
  • Field – Stratification and Basic Stocking Data Collection (FS 658)

Day 2:

  • Forest Health
    • Forest health identification
    • Free Growing damage criteria
    • Completing the forest health sections on the FS 658 card
  • Free Growing guidelines for competing vegetation
  • Finish FS 658 card
  • FS 659 card

Day 3:

  • Mapping Requirements
  • Statistics
  • Silviculture and Inventory Labels
  • Critical Site Factors
  • Recommendations

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