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  • US Forest Service

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a forest growth simulation model. It simulates forest vegetation change in response to natural succession, disturbances, and management. It recognizes all major tree species and can simulate nearly any type of management or disturbance at any time during the simulation. Outputs include tree volumes, biomass, density, canopy cover, harvest yields, fire effects, and much, much more.

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Fire Effects    Fuels    Mapping    Models    Planning
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • biomass
  • canopy cover
  • disturbances
  • forest growth models
  • forest management
  • FVS - Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • harvest yields
  • natural succession
  • tree density
  • tree volume
  • vegetation change
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