SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood

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The Allegheny Hardwood SILVAH training session is an intensive 3-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood and Northern hardwood forests.

  • When

  • Aug. 29, 30 & 31, 2017
    (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Kane Experimental Forest
    48 Experimental Forest Rd.
    Wilcox, PA 15870

Nearly half of the session is conducted in the field where participants have a chance to apply SILVAH techniques, mark stands for crop tree release and thinning, and view examples of regeneration and overstory management techniques.

Field exercises are done in crews and will be conducted regardless of weather. Participants are expected to bring a hardhat and standard forest inventory equipment. A laptop, with SILVAH software installed, is helpful, but not required. Current SILVAH software is available on the Web site at

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