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Forestry Fair

September 27, 2012

The Forestry Fair not only gives high school and college students a chance to explore career paths in natural resources and forestry -- there'll also be logging sports demonstrations, tours of the Wildland fire engine shop, and an opportunity to make an ornament for the U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree.

A Colorado State student participates in an underhand wood chopping event. The object is to cut the log in two as fast as possible.

Saturday, September 29
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Colorado State Forest Service
Foothills campus
3843 Laporte Avenue

The Colorado State Forest Service, Warner College of Natural Resources, and other local and federal partners are hosting the second annual 2012 Forestry Fair.

The event is free to the public and will feature:

  • logging sports demonstrations,
  • forestry and firefighting equipment displays,
  • career exploration,
  • High Park Fire recovery presentations, and
  • children’s activities.

The Forestry Fair will also include seedling tree nursery tours, fire ecology demonstrations, puppet tree shows and tours of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s on-site equipment shop.

Decorate an ornament

At this year’s fair, participants will have the unique chance to decorate tree “cookies” – cross-sections of small tree trunks – as ornaments that will be sent to Washington, D.C., this fall to adorn the Capitol Christmas tree and companion trees in U.S. government offices.

This year’s Capitol Christmas tree is being obtained from National Forest land in Colorado.

Forestry/natural resource careers

High school and college students interested in forestry and natural resources careers also will have a chance to talk to professionals about potential career paths.

“We hope to make everyone more aware of the importance of forest management as it relates to water quality, wildfire risk and recreation opportunities,” said Jamie Dahl, CSFS experiential learning coordinator.

Forest Fair partners 

Other partners include the U.S. Forest Service, Larimer County, Front Range Community College, National Park Service, CSU Logging Sports and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

For more information, contact Jamie Dahl.

Contact: Ryan Lockwood
Phone: 970-491-8970