by Gretchen Marshall
The Shell Lake School Forest hosted a Log A Load for Kids
event which was sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Wisconsin Professional
Loggers Association. The mission of the Log A Load for Kids program is to raise
fund for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
This two day event hosted approximately 1100 students from
schools throughout Northwest Wisconsin. Students toured the forest and
participated in various lessons reflecting on wildlife found in our forests,
harvesting timber with horses, how power machines cut trees, and so much more.
Students were able to witness a timber harvest taking place in real time and
understand the economic importance of Wisconsin’s forest resource.
For more information about Log A Load for Kids, please
contact the professional loggers association in your region of the state.