Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forest Measurements and X-country skiing...


On February 16th, 2010, the Forest Measurements class headed to one of our three school forests, The Beaty Forest, to survey out a 10 acre stand of timber for volume estimations in a lab to follow. The class usually breaks up into crews of 3-4 students to accomplish the assignment.  The survey is accomplished using a hand compass and 200 foot surveyors rope.


We as foresters must work in the conditions presented to us from old mother nature, sometimes it is great, other times conditions can be trying.  Cold with an 8 inch snow base would not be ideal for some people, but this hardy group of freshmen embraced the day and the conditions with a smile and enthusiasm.  On February the 13th, a few of the Forestry club members were led on a 10 mile cross-country ski trip by Forestry Instructor Bob Pinkston, who also guided the lab exercise on the Beaty Forest.  We work hard, and play hard as well, here at Haywood Community College in the Forest Management curriculum.  If the atmosphere interests you as an office for your career, please contact me at: 828-627-4563 or bpinkston@haywood.edu.

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