ORTWS at the 7th Annual “In the Woods”
On September 25 and 26, ORTWS attended the Pacific Logging Congress 7th “In the Woods” show. The show is an educational outreach program put on every year to teach school-aged children about sustainable logging in the Pacific Northwest. The show regularly plays host to over 2,000 children in 2 days. The Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society teamed up with the land owner (Port Blakely) to put on a display on wildlife and research.
We spent two mornings talking to kids from elementary to high school about wildlife management in Oregon, and how managed forests are a vital component to maintaining wildlife habitat. Using a collection of wildlife monitoring equipment and a skulls, antler and pelt collection, kids learned about local fauna and the wildlife management profession.
Photos courtesy of Jordan Benner, Oregon Forest Resources Institute