The Philmont Scout Ranch received $5,000 for the Visiting Foresters Program. Visiting Foresters will teach sustainable forest management principles and skills to over 5,000 youth visiting Philmont Scout Ranch’s Demonstration Forest in 2013. Participating youth will gain hands on forestry education and experience from national forestry experts and will be able to apply this new knowledge on Philmont’s SFI certified forest.
Supporting the SFI Standard
The project will support SFI 2010-2014 Standard Objective 5: Management of Visual Quality and Recreational Benefits; Objective 16: Training and Education and Objective 17: Community Involvement in the Practice of Sustainable Forestry, including Performance Measure 17.2 requiring that program participants support and promote public outreach, education and involvement related to sustainable forestry management.
In addition to the Boy Scouts of America’s Philmont Scout Ranch, partners include the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department; Forest Guild; Southwest Society of American Foresters; New Mexico Tree Farm Committee.