Southern Forestry Conclave - 2010

Five students from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management attended the Southern Forestry Conclave this year hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Erin Thomas, Kimberly Hayes, Dustin Wernicke, Douglas DeWeese, and Stephen Lowde competed in numerous events against other 4-year forestry programs in the south such as University of Tennessee, Auburn University, North Carolina State University and Stephen F. Austin among others. The southern forestry conclave was created in 1957 to promote cooperation and friendly competition among southern forestry schools as well as maintain a level of communication among professionals in the field. This event is hosted at a different school in the Southeastern United States every year, rotating around 15 schools. Students compete in events like log birling, log rolling, pole climbing, compass and pacing, timber estimation, pole classification and cross-cut sawing to celebrate the history of forestry. Texas A&M was able to place 15th overall in the competition.

Southern Forestry Conclave 2010 Southern Forestry Conclave 2010

Story and Photos by Erin Thomas