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December 10, 2019 Diane Dealey Neill, Founder and Coordinator
STUDENTS FROM GOLDEN EAGLE CHARTER SCHOOL PARTICIPATE IN 2019 SHASTA FORESTRY CHALLENGE
Shingletown, CA — Ten students from Golden Eagle Charter School participated recently in the 2019 Shasta Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 89 high school students from 14 schools from Northern and Central California. The event was September 25-28 at Mountain Meadows Camp, east of Shingletown, California.
One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to collect data on a 120-acre parcel of mixed conifer forest owned by Shasta Forest Timberlands and managed by W.M. Beaty & Associates. Using a computer program called Visual Forester Professional, students were able to visually model various management options and recommend a path forward. During the Challenge, teams of students also completed a field test to assess their technical forestry knowledge and data collecting skills.
“The Forestry Challenge is an excellent, hands-on opportunity for students to learn about forestry and future job and college opportunities,” said Golden Eagle Charter School teacher Pamela Price. Alyssa Summers, a sophomore at Golden Eagle Charter School, summed it up as follows: “The Forestry Challenge was a great place to learn new skills and meet new people."
Golden Eagle Charter School Photo Caption: Golden Eagle Charter School students recommended forest management options for a mixed conifer forest parcel at the 2019 Shasta Forestry Challenge. Front row: Alyssa Summers, Boden Crippen, Elizabeth Summers, Amelia Thompson, Heather Schneider (advisor). Back row, left to right: Justin Bartlett, Pamela Price (advisor), Carlos Cruz, Justin Morgan, Jackson Hillhouse, Emory Walsh, Gabriel Ambris.
Action photo caption: Golden Eagle Charter School freshman Elizabeth Summers uses a Biltmore Stick to determine the diameter of a tree, one of the many skills learned at the 2019 Shasta Forestry Challenge near Shingletown.