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2018 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge

Arlington High Participates in the San Bernardino Forestry Challenge
Posted on 11/26/2018
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STUDENTS FROM ARLINGTON AND JOHN W NORTH HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN 2018 SAN BERNARDINO FORESTRY CHALLENGE

 

Green Valley Lake, CA — Students from Arlington and John W. North High Schools participated recently in the 2018 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 99 high school students from 13 schools from the So Cal area.  The event was November 7 to 10 at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, near Green Valley Lake, California.

 

One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to visit YMCA Camp Whittle in Fawnskin to collect data on the forested portion of the property.  A fuels reduction project will be conducted on the property in the next few months with the primary goal of reducing wildfire severity.  Students used their data to determine if the upcoming project will meet the landowner’s objectives.  During the Challenge, teams of students also completed field training, followed by a field test, to assess their technical forestry knowledge and data collecting skills.

 

“The Forestry Challenge is an exhilarating experience where students have the opportunity to experience forestry’s technical careers as they meet and work with Registered Professional Foresters,” said Arlington High School teacher Sheri Harris.  Avery Hansberger, a sophomore at John W. North, summed it up as follows:  “This is a friendly competition that really challenges you to learn and grow as a forester.”

Arlington High School students studied vegetation management at YMCA Camp Whittle at the 2018 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge.