Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

User's guide to SILVAH

Informally Refereed
Authors: Peter D. Knopp, Susan L. Stout
Year: 2014
Type: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northern Research Station
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-128
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-128. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 122 p.

Abstract

This user's guide for the SILVAH computer program, version 6.2, supersedes the 1992 user's guide (Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-162). Designed for stand-alone Windows-based personal computers, SILVAH recommends a silvicultural prescription for a forest stand based on a summary and analysis of field inventory data. The program also includes a simulator that can be used to project stand growth and development, estimating yields from either prescribed or user-defined treatments. The software is distributed with an online help system and this printed user's manual. The computer program described in this publication is available on the Internet at https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/tools/silvah.

Keywords

silvicultural prescriptions, management guides, regeneration, Allegheny hardwoods, northern hardwoods, mixed oak forest type, decision support system, software

Citation

Knopp, Peter D.; Stout, Susan L. 2014. User's guide to SILVAH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-128. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 122 p.
Citations
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/45873