Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters

Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters 

The Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters second training workshop on Spruce-Fir silviculture will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 22-23, 2017, in Orono, Maine.  A more detailed announcement and application will be available soon.


As with the other Institute sessions, there are only 50 seats available. Publicly employed foresters interested in attending the session should contact their supervisor for more information about how to apply.  Private sector foresters will need to apply directly to the Institute to attend - the application info will be sent out soon.  As with the Overview session in May, a committee will rank applications to choose for the limited seating.


There will be pre-reading assignments for those who attend and an evening assignment during the first evening.  


A similar process will occur for the other sessions to be held in 2017.  Foresters who are not selected to attend in 2017 can re-apply when the workshops are offered again in 2018.  Later in 2017, foresters will also have the opportunity to access all the workshop materials via an online portal. 


A $50 registration fee will cover most food, classroom material and field trips.  Lodging is extra.


The other three Institute workshops to be delivered later in 2017 will cover:

  • Mixed Oak Hickory Forest Type (2 days)  
  • Pine, Oak and Hemlock Forest Type (2 days)     
  • Northern Hardwood Forest Type (2 days)  


For more information or to get put on a list for direct e-mail announcements for the Institute, please contact:

Charles Levesque at 603-588-3272 or

The Institute website is


The Institute workshops are designed to provide northeast U.S. foresters with the appropriate knowledge to make sound, science-based decisions for forest ecosystem management, harvests and regeneration. This project is designed so it can be used in the USDA Forest Service's National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP) to provide landscape-specific materials for northeast forests. The Institute offers a graduate program level of instruction for practicing foresters.