Education

 

PACIFIC FOREST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation - Tax ID 41-2127526

The Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF) is the non-profit education arm of the Pacific Logging Congres. Our scholarship program is offered to students who are studying in forestry related areas.  PFF will accept applications starting in January of each year. The applications must be received in the PFF office no later than May 1st of same year.

Download the application by clicking the link below:

Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship Application

The PFF plans to awards 5 to 10 scholarships annually; scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 each. The scholarship is available to help supplement costs of tuition and books. The scholarship will be sent directly to the recipient's school and deposited into the student's account. If a recipient does not attend college for the year scholarship is awarded, the total amount of the scholarship will be returned to the Pacific Forest Foundation

The applications are reviewed by the PFF scholarship committee, with the final confirmation of recipients made at the PFF Summer Board Meeting (July). Recipients will be notified by mail after that date.

The following guidelines must be met in order to apply for the PFF scholarship:

  • Applicants must be studying in the following areas:

Forest Engineering
Forest Management
Forest Operations Management
Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding
Resource Management
Diesel Mechanic
Other forest /timber industry related areas of study

 

The PACIFIC FOREST FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM AND APPLICATION

The Pacific Logging Congress mission is to fulfill the need to provide sound technical education about the forest industry. Founded in 1909 the Pacific Logging Congress has sought to educate politicians, educators, their students and the general public about the need for sound responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber. The Pacific Logging Congress is "The Unified Voice of the Western Logging Industry".

Each calendar year, as the budget allows, the Pacific Logging Congress makes available funds for awarding grants to organizations involved in projects that promote a positive public image for the forest products industry. Requests are evaluated on the basis of the impact toward enhancing the public's knowledge of the good forest management practices being used by the industry.

Requests will be received all year round. The Executive Committee will review the applications and determine which grants will be funded for the year.

The following Assessment Priorities will be used in evaluating funding:

  1. Program or Project is designed for use within the Pacific Logging Congress membership area
  2. Communicates environmental benefits of forestry and the use of forest products
  3. Communicates importance of balance between a need for forest products and protecting the environment
  4. Has a clear component for measuring success
  5. Is non-duplicative of other programs in the region
  6. Reaches a wide audience
  7. Most effective use of Pacific Logging Congress funds

Grant Funding Requests must include all of the following information:

  1. Name, address, phone #, fax #, email address and Contact person of Organization
  2. Total Cost of Project
  3. Amount requested from PLC
  4. Who will fund remainder
  5. How will PLC funds be used
  6. Description of Program/Project
  7. Date proposed project begins and ends
  8. Goals
  9. Objectives
  10. General message of program
  11. Target audience (size, location, age group)
  12. How will you measure the success of the program
  13. Additional material may be attached if desired

 

Requests may be submitted in one of the following ways:

MAIL—
PACIFIC FOREST FOUNDATION
Attn: Grant Program
Mailing Address: PO Box 232, Battle Ground, WA  98604

FAX —
1-(866)-360-2655  (be sure to include the 1; it is a toll-free number)

EMAIL—
Michelle@PacificLoggingCongress.com

 

IT TAKES A TREE PROGRAM

In 1997, PLC kicked off the largest educational program in its 89-year history. We produced a comprehensive 32-page, full-color brochure on forestry and logging in the West. Along with the brochure we produced a 17-minute video that encapsulated the same story. We built an exhibit to take to teacher conferences. We produced versions for the U.S. and B.C.

On October 1, 1997, our exhibit had its debut at the California Science Teachers Conference in Palm Springs. Out of the 300 to 400 exhibits at the show, PLC stood out as one of the best.

Attendance at the show was about 2,500 teachers. Over 2,200 teachers came to the PLC booth and picked up a copy of our video and brochure. We were easily the most visited booth in the entire show.

Following that show, we went to teacher conferences in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The response was the same.

Over the years we have heard how teachers are liberal and you can't get into the schools. We found teachers are hungry for materials. After telling one teacher from L.A. that yes, we were from the forest industry, he responded, "Great! We get swamped with materials from the Sierra Club and Green Peace and nothing from industry to balance our presentations."

In British Columbia, teachers picked up the materials the first day, read them that night and came back and asked for sets of 30 brochures to use in class. An L.A. school superintendent took home samples and wrote us asking for 50 sets to distribute to schools in his district. In 1998 and 1999 we attended the National Science Teachers Conference in Seattle where 5,000 to 6,000 teachers attended conferences in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

We need your donations to meet our goals. For each US$5 you donate we can provide a teacher a video and brochure.

The PLC developed a teacher's lesson plan that complements the "It Takes A Tree" video.

If you would like to receive a free Video or DVD copy of our video "It Takes A Tree", please complete our contact form, and specify whether you would like the US or Canadian copy.

CALL PLC OFFICE TO HAVE A COPY OF THE "IT TAKES A TREE" LESSON PLAN MAILED TO YOU.
It Takes A Tree - A Forest Education Unit for Grades 9 -12  - The following versions are available
Canadian Version  and United States Version

Mrs. Huffman’s 6th Grade Class: Letters and Drawing from their Field Trip to the PLC Logging Demonstration