Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Forest Recreation Summer 2011 Trail Project

Haywood Community College Forest Management students assisted the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina High Peaks Trails Association on a trail building project at Mountain Heritage High School this past summer as part of the tree week class for credit in the Forest Recreation class. Jake Blood, with the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association, is seen in one of these photos going over safety precautions and trail design techniques with the students before we begin the task. Jessica Sutt, with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, was an assistant coordinator of the trail project for the high school. After a brief safety and design session, Jake and Jessica left the project in the hands of the students to “go at it” and work on your own. Instructor Bob Pinkston and teaching assistant Josh Reams both had a tremendous amount of praise for the quality and work effort the class put into the two days of work in extremely hot conditions. There was a night of camping, good food and music, along with many tall tales in between the work days. The trail building experience will be a great addition to a resume if a student applies for a trail position in the National Park Service, United States Forest Service other potential employers in recreation management. (Post by Bob Pinkston)

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