Shasta Forestry Challenge – September 28 to October 1, 2016
The 2016 Forestry Challenge season began on a very high note, as 85 students and 22 teachers from 15 schools participated in the Shasta event, making this the largest Shasta Forestry Challenge ever. Len Lindstrand of W.M. Beaty & Associates led the Focus Topic, an evaluation of the even-aged pine plantations at the nearby Thatcher Ranch, owned by the Walker family and managed by Beaty. Students assessed the condition of the plantations by collecting data and interacting with natural resource professionals, and then weighed in on how to manage the 38 year-old pine plantations on the Ranch over the next 10 years.
The results below are out of a possible 250 points:
- First Place: Nevada Union High School, 218.3 points
- Second Place: Anderson New Technology High School Team #5, 191.3 points
- Third Place: Greenville High School, 186.5 points
- Fourth Place: Golden Eagle Charter School, 185.5 points
- Fifth Place (tie): Red Bluff Christian Homeschool Coop and Anderson High School, 185.2 points
Nevada Union also won the Pacing Contest, with Anderson and Tulelake High Schools coming in second and third.
Other schools at the Challenge were: Dunsmuir, Feather River College, Mariposa, Northern Summit Academy, Shasta Charter Academy, Tulelake, Weed, Westwood, and Yreka.