# Paul Smith's College Forestry Division - Silviculture Plots

For over fifty years the forestry division of Paul Smith's College has required its students to complete a dynamic and rigorous course in silviculture, the art and science of controlling forest structure, composition establishment and growth. Known commonly as "Silvi", skills developed from Silviculture 132 may be considered one of the foundation blocks of any branch of forest operations and management.

Since the 1950's students have had the opportunity to study silviculture under a line of distinguished foresters and teachers. The course culminates with a five-week field exercise where students are separated into crews and assigned a "plot" of forested land upon which an appropriate silvicultural prescription is implemented. During this project, crews are expected to use whatever resources necessary to carry out their prescription. For example a commercial thinning operation may necessitate the use of a grapple skidder whereas our team of draft horses may be appropriate for "no-octane"-minded students.

The results of this exercise are the famed "Silvi" reports, documents containing a wealth of forestry research data such as forest inventories, growth studies, insects and disease, wildlife and habitat mitigation, local markets for merchantable harvests, environmental impact statements, area and plot histories, climate and weather recommendations for future treatments. Reports from each treatment are graded and appended to the historic reports associated with each plot.

- Ackerman Plot
- Aitkens Plot
- Ausable Plot
- Banker Plot
- Barnard Plot
- Ben Martin Fish Plot
- Betts Plot
- Birkmeyer Plot
- Bobeau Plot
- Burkholder Plot
- Burnett Plot
- Burtis Plot
- Cantwell Plot
- Clark Plot
- Cleary Plot
- Corker Plot
- Curtain Plot
- Davis Plot
- Dickerson
- Doorn Bos
- Eakle Plot
- Elkins Plot
- Experimental Scotch Pine Plot
- Fassel Plot
- Fisher Plot
- Fish Plot
- Frost Plot
- Harps-Tallon Plot
- Hunt Control Plot
- Hyde Plot
- Johnson Plot
- Jones Plot
- Kaifetz Plot
- Kilbury Plot
- Kilner Plot (North and South)
- King Plot
- Lacelle Plot
- Lanphear Plot
- Levite Plot
- Longtin Plot
- MacFarlane Plot
- Man Plot
- Martin Plot
- Merriams Plot
- Miller Plot
- Mitchell Plot
- Morris Plot
- Mowery Plot
- Myler Plot
- Noon Plot
- Osswald Plot
- Pangman Plot
- Pitman Plot
- Preistly Plot
- Rand Plot
- Randy White Plot
- Raquette Plot
- Raushi Plot
- Regetz Plot
- Richardson Plot
- Ringrose Plot
- Rizioa Plot
- Rooselvelt Plot
- Ross Plot
- Samburgh Plot
- Saranac Plot
- Schafer Plot
- Schmidt Plot
- Scotch Pine Control Plot
- Seifried Plot
- Simmons Plot
- Skotarczak Plot
- Smith Lee Plot
- Smith Plot
- Spahn Plot
- Spink Plot
- Strack Plot
- Talbot Plot
- Talbot White Pine Plot
- Towne Plot
- Vallance Plot
- Wagner Plot
- Walker Plot
- Wamsganz Plot
- Wapiti Plot
- Wentz Plot
- Wiggens Plot
- Wolff Plot