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Revising Silvics of North America


The Silvics of North American has been the go-to reference for foresters and natural resource managers in the United States since 1965 and is considered an essential resource for understanding the fundamental silvics and species ranges of important trees species in North America. While updated in 1990, the 30 plus years since have seen significant changes in species importance, improvements in understanding of species ecology, growth and genetics, and a better understanding of how climate change will impact individual species. Therefore, the USDA SE Climate Hub is co-leading an effort to revise this essential resource.

Want to be involved? If you are interested in participating in this revision, please contact Cameron Stelly, USDA Southeast Climate Hub, at

Leadership Committee

USDA Forest Service (USA)

  • Steve McNulty
  • Thomas Schuler
  • Toral Patel-Weynand

Natural Resources Canada (Canada)

  • Jean-Martin Lussier
  • Roxanne Comeau
  • Lise Caron

CONAFOR (Mexico)

  • Filemón Manzano Mendez
  • Pedro Antonio Plateros Gastelum
  • Camilo Oviedo Bautista

Core Committee

  • TBD, approximately 20 members plus Leadership Committee

Writing Team

  • TBD, approximately 200 members

Maintenance Team

  • TBD

Supporting Publications