El Dorado Forestry Challenge – October 24 to 27, 2018
It doesn’t get more real than the fieldwork conducted by the 126 students and teachers who participated in the 2018 El Dorado Forestry Challenge. Leoni Meadows Camp is interested in conducting a timber harvest and wanted to know if the market conditions are right. The Forestry Challenge teams calculated the volume and value of the trees available for harvest, making sure to keep the stand dense enough to maintain habitat to support the Great Gray Owl. Using current information on lumber prices and logging/hauling costs, they determined that Leoni Meadows would meet its financial goals if they harvest approximately 107 acres, based on today’s market.
The results are out of a possible 250 points:
- First Place: Foresthill High School Team 12, 214.0 points
- Second Place: Del Oro High School Team 9, 210.7 points
- Third Place: El Dorado High School Team 26, 210.5 points
- Fourth Place: Ponderosa High School Team 3, 206.5 points
- Fifth Place: Folsom High School Team 10, 203.2 points
Mira Loma High School won the Pacing Contest with a pace of 65 feet, 8 inches, with Golden Sierra and Amador High Schools placing second and third.
Senna Vasquez, Jerry Huang, and Christine Baker of Sac New Tech High School were recognized with the Tom Eustis Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.
Other schools at the event were: Cordova High School, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center, Grant Union High School, Mountain Oaks Charter School, Summerville High School, and Vista Del Lago High School.
2018 El Dorado Forestry Challenge group photo