The online Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester graduate certificate is designed for practicing forestry professionals who wish to advance their knowledge, skills, and careers while remaining employed. The program administered through CSU Online will prepare you with the knowledge, tools and theories to apply advanced ecological and silvicultural concepts to diverse forest ecosystems. You will gain new knowledge on how to develop, implement and evaluate silvicultural solutions to help forests and communities adapt to a changing climate.

Certificate Objectives

Apply advanced ecological and silvicultural concepts across diverse forest ecosystems.

Develop and implement a comprehensive silviculture prescription and monitoring plan.

Identify climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to meet a variety of management objectives and desired future conditions.

Access and utilize current and relevant scientific information for developing silvicultural prescriptions.


The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester is designed to provide forestry professionals with advanced contemporary knowledge that will hone skills for making sound, science-based management decisions within an adaptive management context.

Course Schedule

Fall CoursesF 592Advanced Silviculture Seminar1
F 571Applied Forest Ecology2
F 574Climate Adaptive Forest Management1
F 575Monitoring for Advanced Silviculture2
Spring CoursesF 572Advanced Silviculture Practices3
F 576Advanced Silviculture Capstone3
12 Total Credits


Read more information on CSU Online's website.

Certificate Coordinator

Courtney Peterson

Graduate Coordinator

Sonya Le Febre