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  • Creston Community Forest

Creston Valley Students Celebrated National Forest Week with Us

With almost 100 local elementary students along with their teachers, we are thrilled to share a glimpse into our most successful National Forest Week celebration held on September 21st. Students were immersed in the wonders of local biodiversity, painted tree 'cookies,' learned about BC wild life, received hands on experience with fire suppression, logging equipment, compassing through the woods, and how using a drone can help forest professionals.

The success of the day couldn't have happened without the dedication and enthusiasm of each participating industry member and their stations. We would like to thank Canfor for the compass skills and drone example, BC Wildfire Services - Initial Attack Crew for the interactive fire call setting, Rick and Jessie Polzin for the explanation or hands on opportunity with some of the equipment needed in forestry, JH Huscroft for the silviculture workshop and painting of tree 'cookies' and also WildSafe BC for the workshop of local wildlife.

Throughout the day we heard laughter, questions, and examples of the students' favorite aspect of the field trip. But we must also share what we learned from our National Forest Week field trip: our future is bright with the younger generation in Forestry. What a wonderful day we all had.


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