Firewood for field trips

Posted by Rumin Mann
December 8th, 2010

Selkirk College students in the School of Renewable Resources are selling cords of firewood to assist with funding year-end field trips.

“The Forestry students head to the coast, usually Vancouver Island or sometimes the Sunshine Coast, spending four to five days touring various coastal operations, or hiking in coastal ecosystems,” Carol Andrews, an instructor of forest technology, said.

The firewood, donated by Kalesnikoff Lumber Company, is available for $170 per cord for unsplit wood and $200 per cord for split wood. The students will cut and split the wood themselves, which is a mixture of Lodgepole pine, Western larch and Douglas fir.

“Thanks to Kalesnikoff Lumber and the pending support of our community members, our students will have access to funds that will help them with their field trip expenses,” Andrews said. “These trips are really valuable learning experiences for our students.”

“Students will be actively involved in trip planning and will be presented with chances to develop communication skills, job finding skills and professionalism,” a news release stated.

The funds will assist with travel, accommodation, food and tours.

To place an order, contact Geoff Sawatzky at 250-304-5265.

Source: Castlegar News – December 1, 2010

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