Boots on The Ground
Aside from hosting the largest annual timber-related event in Northern CA, the RRLC invites select high school seniors interested in a career in the Timber Industry an opportunity for a more in-depth look at the industry. We call this program, Boots on the Ground. Boots on the Ground was developed as a career day for high school seniors planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students spend the day touring active logging sites, mill tours and making connections with potential employers. They experience first hand the latest technology within the Timber Industry, from drones to processors designed to keep crews safe. Upon completion of the event and gaining employment within the industry, students are given a voucher to be reimbursed for up to $500 for their first pair of work boots. In 2022, 40 high school seniors from Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino Counties were able to attend one of two Boots on the Ground events. This event will take place in the Spring of 2023, just before school lets out. Be sure to ask your Career Tech, Ag Teacher, or Advisor for more information.