The Forestry and Natural Resources Program (FNR) at Stafford Technical Center is well underway on the completion of a small-scale sugarhouse with the aid of the PLT grant from the American Forestry Foundation. Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, students worked to develop strategies for the completion of the project, and learned and implemented a range of forestry-related skills to complete early stages of the project. Through working with the Rutland City Forester, students identified a plantation stand of Red Pine in the Rutland City Forest in Mendon, Vermont. Students learned that a decline in stand health combined with threats from insect infestations is guiding a management decision to liquidate timber through a prescribed patch cut on the 2 acre stand. Students learned to estimate volume using the Biltmore stick and took preliminary data on stand basal area to compare pre and post-harvest. Through the FNR program and Northeast Woodland Training, students participated in the Game of Logging training, and performed a small-scale timber harvest, harvesting nearly 24 MBF of red pine saw logs. The program sold 18 MBF to Northeast Timber Exchange and toured the facility to learn about log concentration yards. The remainder of the logs were trucked to the school to be milled with the program’s woodmizer sawmill. This spring, students milled materials for the PLT sugarhouse project, secured additional funding to build an outdoor classroom space at Rutland’s Northwest School, and made an agreement with the Kehoe Conservation camp to build a log lean-to for hunter safety education. These additional projects were all linked to the PLT forest measurement and management activities performed by the FNR students throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The PLT grant has been utilized to purchase the necessary roofing and hardware for the sugarhouse construction. In the fall of 2018, FNR students will construct these buildings using the materials that have been milled and purchased with the help of the PLT grant.