21st Century Forestry Requires a Highly Educated Workforce.

Since forestry has evolved into a highly-technical field, it is more important than ever to develop our next generation of foresters. Today’s forests are managed by wildlife biologists, chemists, geomorphologists, engineers, and many other professions that are highly trained and technically skilled. These workers are essential to maintain an industry that also pays family wage jobs.

High school students from Forks hold young Western Screech-Owls. These owls were briefly removed from the nest box for banding for wildlife research, giving the student real-world experience in the field.