High School Resources

Learn more about Range Camp and High School Youth Forum as a part of our High School student resources. Read more below!

Range Camp

Range Camp is a week long program that historically was organized and hosted by members of the California-Pacific section of the Society for Range Management (Cal-Pac) for over 30 years. Range camp is now put on by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UNANR).

The goal of range camp is to introduce high school students to the professional world of plant, animal, and landscape management. Experts in scientific disciplines related to wildlife, forestry, rangeland, and plants, as well as experienced professionals who are involved in managing resources of these kinds on a daily basis are invited to give talks and presentations at Range Camp. 

Are you interested in attending Range Camp? Click below to learn more information and apply!

High School Youth Forum

The High School Youth Forum (HSYF) program began in 1966 at the Salt Lake City Annual Meeting as the Youth Range Forum. High school age delegates are selected for participation in the Forum by the Sections of the Society based on their interest, achievements and activities in range and natural resource management at the Section level.

Beginning in the early 1970’s, the program format began to encourage youth thought and enhancement of communication skills. A taste of what range professionals do was achieved by asking each Forum delegate to prepare a 6 to 8 minute formal presentation on a range related topic. Our top three students at Range Camp are invited to participate in the High School Youth Forum at the Society for Range Management’s Annual Meeting.