High School Students Celebrate Montana Forest Products Industry Week with Interactive Experience
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: October 20, 2022

Kalispell, Montana (October 20, 2022) – In celebration of Montana Forest Products Week, Sun Mountain Lumber and the Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), with the support of the Montana Timber Legacy Foundation and Montana Logging Association, hosted an event for students to promote, educate, and celebrate Montana’s forestry products and the people who work so hard to produce them.

 

“We were thrilled to be a part of this exciting opportunity to get students out of the classroom and learn first-hand about the importance of forest management and the timber harvesting and forestry products industries through this unique, interactive experience,” said Karl Kanduch, Vice President of the Montana Logging Association. “These industries are important to Montana’s economy, the health of our forests, and preserving our state’s heritage.”

 

Held over three days, Oct. 18-20, high school students from Anaconda, Phillipsburg, Deer Lodge, and Drummond, and members of the Anaconda Jobs Corp, took part in the event. Each day included a safety presentation, a guided tour of an active timber harvesting site and the Sun Mountain Lumber mill in Deer Lodge, and forest management and logging discussion where participants had the opportunity to ask questions directly to forest management and industry experts.