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District Forestry at Camp Michael

High school students gathered Thursday, September 8th at Camp Michael for the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District’s Forestry Contest. Eight schools competed: Colonel Crawford, Wynford, Buckeye Central, Bellevue, Plymouth, South Central, Western Reserve and Black River. The day began with educational sessions on general forestry and tree identification led by Steve McGinnis, ODNR Division of Forestry, and timber cruising led by Tyler Pope, Buckeye Central Vocational Ag teacher.

The Forestry Career Development Event teaches skills and develops a student’s knowledge in the industry’s areas of forestry and natural resources. Examples of such skills are tree identification, general forestry knowledge, timber cruising, map reading, tree diseases and disorders and chainsaw equipment identification and troubleshooting. This year’s district team consisted of John Bricker, Eric Cordonnier, Collin Burnett, Allen Slaven, Shacoy Steele, Hope Diaz, Joe Mennell, Ray Dean, Anthony Liberty, Anna Shearer, Sora Edwards, Sierra Sturgill, Cori Aviles, Logan Kelley and Callee Aviles. The team earned 1st place within District 3.


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