Project Code: USDA-USA-2
|Project Title||Teach people about sustainable forestry and research - through trail interpretation|
|Project Summary||Most people have not been exposed to forest management and its connection to the many forest products (paper, lumber, veneer, etc) that we use from managed forests. Help prepare interpretive trails to educate the general public about sustainable forest management and research.|
|Agency||Department of Agriculture|
|Number of Interns||2|
In this project, you will work with a Forest Service scientist to develop interpretive trails at two experimental forests. Each forest has longterm silviculture studies whose results have informed management across the region. The study treatments and results can be presented to the public in a trail user friendly way. This will require learning about the experimental forest history, the research studies, major findings, and the forest ecosystems themselves. Each forest have a driving tour and walking trail where sign can be placed or updated. Experience in forestry practice or coursework and interpretive education experience or coursework is preferred. Products will include written summary of recommendations, draft signs, draft tour/trail routes, draft supply list to build or order signs, and graphic art as needed.