Forestry Challenge

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.
Diane Dealey Neill
Executive Director
Forestry Educators Incorporated
3140 Sierrama Drive
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 417-1960

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