Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.
High School Forestry Contest Held
High school students gathered Thursday, September 8th at Camp Michael for the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District’s Forestry Contest. Eight schools competed: Colonel Crawford, Wynford, Buckeye Central, Bellevue, Plymouth, South Central, Western Reserve and Black River. The day began with educational sessions on general forestry and tree identification led by Steve McGinnis, ODNR Division of Forestry, and timber cruising led by Tyler Pope, Buckeye Central Vocational Ag teacher.
Each student was individually tested in their knowledge of timber cruising, tree identification, general forestry, chain saw parts and troubleshooting.
The top school honors went to Wynford High school which had the highest average score. Second place was awarded to Plymouth and third was Buckeye Central. The top five individuals were: 1st place Annika Gerlach - Wynford, 2nd place Luke Scott - Wynford, 3rd place Douglas Ree r- Plymouth, 4th place Emily Kanney - Plymouth and 5th place Steven Lepard - Colonel Crawford.