About

This online graduate certificate program 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.

Curriculum

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

SEMESTERCOURSE NUMBERCOURSE TITLECREDITS
12 Total Credits
Fall Year 1F 592Advanced Silviculture Seminar1
F 571Applied Forest Ecology2
Spring Year 1F 572Advanced Silviculture Practices3
Fall Year 2F 574Climate Adaptive Forest Management1
F 575Monitoring for Advanced Silviculture2
Spring Year 2F 576Advanced Silviculture Capstone3

Questions?

Courtney Peterson

Certificate Coordinator
970-491-2280

Sonya Le Febre

Graduate Coordinator
970-491-1907

Linda Nagel

Professor and Department Head