California Forestry Challenge – Calling All SAF Members

The California Forestry Challenge season is almost here, with events starting in late September and going through the middle of November.  At this time, over 500 students from 66 schools are signed up.  When teachers were asked if they would like to have a forester visit their classroom to help their students prepare, many said “YES!”  There are only 18 schools that do not have a forester:

Northern California:

Northern Summit Academy in Anderson



Argonaut High School in Jackson

Bella Vista High School in Carmichael

Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova

Delta High School in Clarksburg

Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs

Sacramento New Technology High School in Sacramento


Bay Area/Santa Cruz:

Acalanes High School in Lafayette

Miramonte High School in Orinda

San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton

Sequoia Charter School in Santa Clara

Soquel High School in Soquel


Central Valley:

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center in Visalia

Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg

Porterville High School in Porterville

Sequoia High School in Visalia


Southern California:

El Modena High School in Orange

Oxford Academy in Cypress


If you can visit a school, please email Diane Dealey Neill, Forestry Challenge Coordinator, at  Once contact is made, you can work directly with the teacher to arrange for one or more visits to show the students forestry tools, talk about the focus topic for the event they’ll be attending (information is on Forestry Challenge website), and answer questions about being a forester.

And, of course, if you are able to volunteer at an event, please fill out the volunteer form on the home page of the website,  The five event dates are:

Shasta – September 28 to October 1, Mountain Meadows Camp in Shingletown

Sequoia – October 12 to 15, Camp Sequoia Lake, Miramonte

El Dorado – October 26 to 29, Leoni Meadows Camp, Grizzly Flats

San Bernardino – November 9 to 12, Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, Green Valley Lake

Santa Cruz – November 16 to 19, Redwood Christian Park, Boulder Creek

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