Shasta Forestry Challenge – September 26 to 29, 2018
The 2018 Shasta Forestry Challenge was classic forestry at its best, with 87 students and 20 teachers from 14 schools in attendance. CALFIRE Forester Shannon Johnson led the focus topic, asking the students to write a fire-safe silvicultural prescription for a 37-acre parcel near the CALFIRE Shingletown station. After collecting data on plots set up in the parcel, students used the information, which included trees per acre, species composition, and basal area, to decide which prescription was most economical, logical, legal, and best to create a forest resilient to fire.
The results below are out of a possible 250 points:
- First Place: Trinity High School Team #9, 201 points
- Second Place: Minarets High School Team #18, 198.8 points
- Third Place: Anderson New Technology High School Team #4, 190.3 points
- Fourth Place: Mount Shasta High School Team #5, 185 points
- Fifth Place: Nevada Union High School Team #7, 184.8 points
Red Bluff High School won the Pacing Contest, with Delta High School and Westwood High School coming in second and third.
Other schools at the Challenge were: Anderson Union, Etna, Fort Bragg, Golden Eagle Charter, Northern Summit Academy, and Weed.