The University of Arkansas at Monticello Forestry Club
participated in the 49th annual Association of Southern
Forestry Schools Conclave competition in Ruston, La., hosted by
Louisiana Tech March 9 and 10.
The club received 290.5 points total for the conclave, ranking
third in the technical event with 130.5 points and
ranking second in the physical event with
Seth Glaze, a forestry major from Camden, participated in a
“It was fun in its own way, because it is more competitive. We did
a really good job this year, but to work so hard and get
second was a disappointment,” Glaze said. “But it will
make us work harder for next year.”
The UAM Forestry Club participated in events concerning physical
strength and technical capability. The physical events
consisted of the bow saw, cross cut sawing, overhead
chop, poll felling, pole climbing, the log roll,
burling, chain throw, ax throw, knife throw and archery.
The technical events consisted of compass and pacing,
diameter at breast height estimation, dendrology,
photogrammetry, pole classification, timber estimation,
wildlife identification and wood identification.
The Forestry Field day contestants include senior Lori Andrews of
Devall's Bluff, senior Bo Apel of Holly Grove, senior
Jason Beard of Rison, junior Covy Brown of Pine Bluff,
senior Chase Davis of Pea Ridge, senior Zack Diemer of
Little Rock, junior Seth Glaze
of Camden, sophomore Steven Goza of Sparkman, sophomore
Logan Hancock of Stuttgart, sophomore Justin Mallett of
Arkadelphia, junior Kimber Pedigo of Star City, junior
Jeff Price of Monticello, senior Roy Prince of
Monticello, sophomore Brad Sears of Des Arc, senior Josh
Smith of Waldo and junior Josh Smith of Rison.
Lynne Thompson, professor of entomology, talked about the Forestry
Club's long-time dominance.
“It’s exciting, if you expect to do well. They take a lot of pride
in who they are and what they do,” Thompson said, “But
they have also got a lot of tradition, so they have been
good year, after year, after year.”
Jamie Schuler, assistant professor of silviculture and
adviser, expressed great approval about
this year's conclave.
“I thought that it was extremely well run,” Schuler
said. “I was impressed with the level of sportsmanship
among all schools. I think Arkansas did extremely well,
it was close up to the very end.”
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