High School Forestry Challenge Competition Comes to Usal Redwood Forest!
Diane Dealey Neill, Executive Director, Forestry Educators Inc., has used the COVID-19 restrictions to seize the opportunity to work with RFFI and our Usal Redwood Forest Co. staff in the first ever Virtual Forestry Challenge. Forest Operations Manager Jeff Houser is leading the Challenge effort for URFC. The Forestry Challenge is an academic competition for high school students interested in the field of forestry. Arranged in 5 one-week competition sessions, student teams will review recent cruise data and outputs from Forest Vegetation Simulator runs to make recommendations about restoring Mixed Hardwood Conifer stands in our 50,000-acre, remote Usal Redwood Forest.
URFC foresters Linwood Gill and Jeff Houser talk with Diane Dealey Neill during a recent site visit to Usal Redwood Forest.
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Young Philanthropic Musicians Donate Tips
RFFI celebrates these young philanthropic musicians from Palo Alto High! In August the devastating wildfires inspired them to donate their tips to plant redwoods. “Great time to plant more redwood trees to protect our forests and the planet.” Left to Right: Owen Rice on bass (Jr) Phela Durosinmi (Soph) on guitar, Wesley Perlman (Soph) on drums and Reed Schulman (Soph) on guitar.
Read more at https://rffi.org/young-philanthropists/