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SAEC Conservation Students Do It Again!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Environment Conservation & Forestry students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center (SAEC) seem to be on roll these days. After taking top spots at the 2019 New York State FFA Convention and qualifying for the national level competion, students also excelled at the New York State Conservation Competition which took place on May 16.

Since its creation in 1985, the NYS Conservation Competition has given Environment Conservation & Forestry students an opportunity to visit educational institutions and earn scholarships for future education. The contests are exclusively designed for students enrolled in conservation programs and are geared to the specific skills and abilities gained from those programs. They include various contests such as Equipment Operation, Chainsaw Operation, Tree Identification, Tree Scaling, Tree Felling, Compass and Pace, Surveying, Fish and Wildlife ID and various woodsmen contests.

The following students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center placed respectively at this competition:

  • 2nd: Hunter Havens of Hudson Falls for Tree Identification 
  • 2nd: Devon Jarvis of Fort Ann for Tree Scaling
  • 2nd: Dan Hill of Hudson Falls for Bow Saw Cut
  • 3rd: Devon Jarvis of Fort Ann for Tree Identification 
  • 3rd: Nick Thomas of Granville for Skidsteer Operation
  • 5th: Jesse Eaton of Fort Ann for Mini Excavator Operation

Congratulations to all!