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Natural Resources & Forestry Program | Certification

Stafford Technical Center


This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

The Natural Resources & Forestry Program allows students to gain practical skills through beginner experiences with forest products, wildlife management, conservation practices, forest recreation, soil and water quality analysis, urban tree management and landscape design/installation.

Students can participate in the Game of Logging (GOL) for levels 1-4 in chainsaw safety, operation, and maintenance. This credential will provide the first of three requirements for the Logging Education to Advance Professionalism, a program administered by the Northeast Forest Stewardship Project. The remaining two requirements, ecology and professionalism, could be obtained by attending the appropriate workshops administered by Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) during their final year at the Tech Center.

This program includes the following credential(s): Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety Certification Levels 1, 2, 3, 4.

Cost For High School Students $0

  • For Adults $7,158

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • CTE funding sources

    For high school students attending from within the district, there is no cost to this program. For students from outside of the district and adults who are not enrolled in high school, local scholarships and other funding sources may be available. Follow the link and contact the CTE center for more information.

    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant

Related Industries

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Educational services; state, local, and private