Silviculture Program

Division of Forestry

Silviculture Program

What is the Silviculture Program?


Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the multitude of purposes and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis.

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The Silviculture Program encompasses:

Program goal

To make available and use all the forest management science, expertise, experience, and tools to apply practices on the land that will meet multiple objectives while addressing forest health and productivity in a sustainable manner.


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