Forest Service employees from the Hat Creek Ranger District (HCRD) of the Lassen National Forest (LNF) met with 4-H youth day campers from Shasta and Tehama Counties.
The opportunity came by way of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. This Program promotes hands-on, experiential learning for youth ages 5-19 years old. The day campers participate in 4-H Outdoor Adventures Day Camp with adventures that include forestry service-learning, hikes at Burney Falls and exploration of Subway Cave.
Through an organized event by HCRD’s BC-31 Ray Dombroski and 4-H Advisor Nate Caeton, campers could explore Engine 336, check out firefighting gear and equipment, and try their hand at operating a fire hose. The event provided the chance for an afternoon of outdoor preparedness, conservation and career paths within the agency.
Presenters included PT-32 Devin Magee and Engine 336: Captain Luke Madden, AFEO Daniel Robinson, and Firefighters Bob Freeman, Garrett Schmitt, and Mitchell Wallen.
“The LNF takes pride in the opportunity to partner with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) offices to contribute to the education and development of the next generation,” Forest Supervisor of LNF, Deb Bumpus said. “These adventures create a lifetime of memories and carry the mission and vision of the Forest Service.”
For additional information, visit the LNF Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen