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Online Course

Uneven Aged Management

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Uneven aged management is the most complex of the main silvicultural systems implemented for northern hardwoods.  While northern hardwood forests are quite resilient and therefore allow for significant flexibility in implementation of prescriptions, this malleability can often allow these stands to be set on negative trajectories even with the best of intentions by the foresters marking the sites.  This module is designed to discuss some of the factors to consider when marking northern hardwood stands.  While a significant body of research exists that aids decisions in northern hardwood management, this science is confounded by the fact that the timelines necessary to complete a study are in excess of an individual researcher’s lifespan, and therefore, questions need to be answered across multiple researchers’ careers, in sequence.  What is presented in this module is a combination of tree biology, forest economics, forest products and silvicultural research.

Course Details

Registration Fee

$20. Click the button above to register.

Once registered, a confirmation letter with a link to the course will be e-mailed to you. From that time, you have 30 days to complete the training.

Cancellation Policy

Online trainings are nonrefundable.

Target Audience

This online training is designed for professional foresters.

Course Topics

During this course, participants will explore the following topics:

  1. Main silvics characteristics for the most common northern hardwood species.
  2. Characteristics of trees that contribute to standing stock quality.
  3. Basics of uneven age management.
  4. How to apply this under variable stand conditions.

Continuing Education Credit

This course is pre-approved for:

To obtain credit, you will need to complete the training within 30 days of registering and receive 75% or higher on all assessments. A list of individuals who successfully complete the training will be submitted to WI-DNR and SAF on the first of each month.

Questions regarding credit can be directed to the Wisconsin Forestry Center.



Mike Demchik

Professor of Silviculture, UW-Stevens Point

Michael Demchik is a professor of forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches a range of courses at UWSP and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He is particularly obsessed with developing methods to teach students to mark timber better, faster, and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had several jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.