Mini-tour report: Girl Scout Camp Tour Managing for Recreation and Production

Patching & Thinning

Thinning & Patching at Girl Scout Camp Whispering Winds
Tour Director – Matt Fehrenbacher of Trout Mountain Forestry

The 225 acre Camp Whispering Winds, located near Kings Valley, hosts hundreds of Girl Scouts and other campers every year. Matt Fehrenbacher of Trout Mountain Forestry led a discussion about thinning, patch cutting and Oak restoration efforts that have been integrated into camp use and the overall management strategy for the property which has been managed by Trout Mountain for decades.

It was a thought provoking tour in that they are having to manage the forest for long term financial support of the camp as well as aesthetics while providing a great experience for the campers.

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