Students learning about timber technology

Students learning about timber technology

Each year, in conjunction with the Oregon Logging Conference  Oregon Women in Timber, and Forests Today & Forever provide hundreds of local fourth and fifth grade students with an educational tour of the Oregon Logging ConferenceStudents learn a little about Oregon’s timbered past, present and  future

2012 Tour
In 2012, “the tour” will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator LaRae Ash at (541) 767-9078 or by emailing coordinator@foreststodayandforever.org.

About the Tour
Forests Today & Forever says, “Adding to the lessons, professional foresters give the students a glimpse into their role in utilizing and protecting our woodlands, while providing an up-close and personal look at the tools of the trade.

Students inspecting equipment at the OLC

Students inspecting equipment at the OLC

The foresters talk about their daily duties and share their cruiser’s vest with its compass, clinometer, D-tape, increment borer, maps, aerial photos — and of course — the essential rain gear and heavy caulked boots.”

The field trip concludes with a tour of the outdoor equipment show, where students learn about some of the scientific and technological innovations that are used in the practice of forestry today.