# 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.

Not all of the reports have survived over the years, but the ones that are actively used in classes have been digitized and made available below for student and public use.

To see a map of the plots as they stood in 1980 click here.

- Ackerman Plot
- Aitkens Plot
- Angus Plot
- Ausable Plot
- Baer Plot
- Banker Plot
- Barnard Plot
- Ben Martin Fish Plot
- Ben Miller Plot
- Betts Plot
- Bills Plot
- Birkmeyer Plot
- Biscaro Plot
- Bobeau Plot
- Bofinger Plot
- Bonno Plot
- Braman Plot
- Brasser Plot
- Brockway Plot
- Bronson Plot
- Burger Plot
- Burkholder Plot
- Burnett Plot
- Burtis Plot
- Cadorette Plot
- Callahan Plot
- Canada Plot
- Cantwell Plot
- Challenge Plot
- Cincotta Plot
- Clark Plot
- Cleary Plot
- Cobb Plot
- Corker Plot
- Cornell Plot
- Curtain Plot
- Davis Plot
- Dickerson
- Dixon Plot
- Doorn Bos
- Dunn Plot
- Eakin Plot
- Eakle Plot
- Elkins Plot
- Experimental Scotch Pine Plot
- Fassel Plot
- Fisher Plot
- Fish Plot
- Fitzgerald Plot
- Frank Plot
- Frost Plot
- Fuerst Plot
- Gaiotti Plot
- George Plot
- Harps-Tallon Plot
- Heinlein Plot
- Horn Plot
- Howe Plot
- Hunt Control Plot
- Hunt Plot
- Hyde Plot
- Johnson Plot
- Jones Plot
- Kaifetz Plot
- Keator Plot
- Kessler Plot
- Kilbury Plot
- Kilner Plot (North and South)
- King Plot
- Kitchen Plot
- Kunz Plot
- Lacelle Plot
- Lanphear Plot
- Lanthier Plot
- Levite Plot
- Lockhart Plot
- Longtin Plot
- Lovdall Plot
- Lovell Plot
- MacFarlane Plot
- Man Plot
- Martin Plot
- McCarty Plot
- McClain Plot
- McConville Plot
- McHale Plot
- McKenney Plot
- Merriams Plot
- Miller Plot
- Mitchell Plot
- Morris Plot
- Mowery Plot
- Murphy Plot
- Myler Plot
- Newman Plot
- Noon Plot
- Osswald Plot
- Palmer Plot
- Pangman Plot
- Pereau Plot
- Pitman Plot
- Preistly Plot
- Price Plot
- Rand Plot
- Randy White Plot
- Raquette Plot
- Raushi Plot
- Red Pine Plot
- Regetz Plot
- Renaldo Plot
- Richardson Plot
- Ringrose Plot
- Rizioa Plot
- Rooselvelt Plot
- Ross Plot
- Sabad Plot
- Samburgh Plot
- Saranac Plot
- Schafer Plot
- Schmidt Plot
- Scotch Pine Control Plot
- Seifried Plot
- Shaft Plot
- Simmons Plot
- Siudzinski Plot
- Skakel Plot
- Skotarczak Plot
- Sloccum Plot
- Smith Lee Plot
- Smith Plot
- Spahn Plot
- Spink Plot
- Strack Plot
- Strong Plot
- Swimm Plot
- Talbot Plot
- Talbot White Pine Plot
- Taylor Plot
- Tokarchick Plot
- Towne Plot
- Trush Northern Hardwood Plot
- Vallance Plot
- Wagner Plot
- Walker Plot
- Wamsganz Plot
- Wapiti Plot
- Wentz Plot
- Wiggens Plot
- Wolff Plot
- Zimbrich Plot