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Continuing Education for Northwestern Silviculturists

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The Northern Region was the first in the USDA Forest Service to provide continuing education for and certification of silviculturists. Classes have been held yearly since 1973; a cycle of instruction consists of three four-week sessions. The Pacific Northwest Region followed in 1978, with a cycle of six two-week sessions. Both programs were planned in close coordination with universities, which provide the classrooms and most of the teachers. Instruction is on the graduate level, emphasizing physical and biological principles and their application in practical silviculture.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, University of Montana

Publication date: April 1, 1981

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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