Educational forestry class to return after hiatus

By Ethan Myers
The Daily Astorian
September 9, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

A popular educational program that teaches students in Clatsop County about forestry and natural resources may make a return after a multiyear hiatus. Oregon Women in Timber, a nonprofit that promotes awareness about forests, trees and wood products, is teaming up with the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University Extension Service in an attempt to bring the program back this school year. “Everybody wanted to bring it back,” Jenny Johnson, the president of the nonprofit’s Clatsop County chapter, said. “We were just waiting on the pandemic to end and schools haven’t really been committing to field trips … We felt like this year was the year. We’re really excited about that. I would say it’s been a group effort getting it going again.” Hosted by the Department of Forestry at their demonstration forest and arboretum off state Highway 202, the class takes students on a hike and passes by a number of educational booths.

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