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Natural Resources Science


Providing silviculture training to forest service staff in developing countries can have a major impact on the implementation of community forestry programs. This report describes a seven day silviculture training conducted in Bhutan in 2005. The main objective of the training was to enhance the technical and social skills of forestry staff so that they could assist villagers to manage community forests in a more productive, sustainable, and equitable manner. I helped plan and conduct the training, and wrote a detailed training report with two other colleagues. Later in 2011 while supporting community forestry in other countries, I prepared this much shorter description of the training that provides much less information about Bhutan, but focuses on information that could be useful for organizing silviculture trainings in other countries.