The forestry club's first meeting of the semester was gavelled in to order by President Tiffany Roddy last Thursday evening. Twelve students and club advisor Dr. Linehan were there. On the agenda was getting ready for the Allegheny Society of American Foresters winter meeting in Carlisle on Feb. 14-15. The Mont Alto quiz bowl team will consist of Eric Monger, Kevin Braun, Frank Grano, and Chance Yeckley.
The forestry club will go tubing at White Tail Ski Resort next Thursday, weather permitting. The club will also volunteer to help Waynesboro High School's Envirothon Team prepare for the forestry part of the competition.
The meeting ended with a short video on the Tillamook firest in Oregon during the 1930's and 40's. Legacy of Fire: The Story of the Tillamook Burn had some fabulous images of the catastrophic fires with first hand accounts from some of the people who lived through the fires and fought to suppress them. More inspiring was the story of how the forest was successfully replanted with the help of thousands of school children. For more information see: http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org