Shasta Forestry Challenge – September 27 to 30, 2023
The fall event season got off to a great start at the Shasta Forestry Challenge, with a 30% increase in attendance over 2022 at 94 students from 15 schools. The focus topic for this event was evaluating a treated area adjacent to the primary road through the newly acquired Noble Demonstration State Forest. Students used the data they collected to determine whether the existing condition meets the definition of a shaded fuel break, and suggested future management activities that would help protect the adjacent community within the guidelines of a Demonstration State Forest.
Results are as follows out of a possible score of 250 points:
- First Place: Ross School (Marin County), 214.7 points
- Second Place: Nevada Union High School (Grass Valley), 205.0 points
- Third Place: Weed High School, 189.8 points
- Fourth Place: Redding Christian School, 187.2 points
- Fifth Place: Anderson New Technology High School, 186.3 points
By scoring over 200 points, Ross and Nevada Union earned an automatic invitation to the Championship event in April 2024.
Redding Christian School won the Pacing Contest, with Trinity High School and Mt. Shasta High School coming in second and third.
Other schools in attendance were Anderson Union, Bradshaw Christian, Cordova, Etna, Foothill, McCloud, Middletown, Mt. Shasta, Ponderosa, and Trinity.
2023 Shasta Forestry Challenge Group Photo