January 2014 - I am changing the updates to a monthly update from a weekly update, for two reasons. Looking back, I realize that I was not posting weekly anyway and, also, this time of year there is not enough going on to warrant a weekly update.
As we ring in the New Year, I will start the tried-and-true cycle all over again. The first order of business was to summarize the previous year with a one-page summary (linked below) and then develop a comprehensive Annual Report, which will be started soon. Here's the way 2013 was: I was able to deliver the program to EXACTLY the same number of students (206) with $12,000 less in income. Additionally, I lost my email contacts list the week before the first event, and I am still trying to recover from that. In short, `13 lived up to its reputation, but we survived and will I continue to provide a quality program in at least 4 locations this year.
Although I expect the event locations and dates to be nearly the same in 2014 as in 2013, I will be finalizing the events soon and will post the information next month. In the meantime, I will be attending conferences and sending fundraising letters so that I can continue to deliver the same quality program as always.
I wish everyone a prosperous and meaningful 2014.
Welcome to the California Forestry Challenge website. The information on the website is for the 2013 events. Planning for 2014 events is underway. The website will be updated when the information is complete.
The California Forestry Challenge is a competitive event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry issues. Using the forest as the classroom, the California Forestry Challenge is project-based learning at its best.
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