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May 9, 2024

The annual contest introduces students in grades 5 through 12 to basic forestry and resource management. The contest is typically held the second Thursday in May and is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Lands, Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). More than 250 volunteers donate their time to run the contest and a record 700 students participated in 2019. The contest is now held at Farragut State Park in Athol.

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Idaho Department of Lands Logo
Farragut SP logo
US Department of Agriculture Logo

Volunteers

In addition to the satisfaction of introducing kids from 5th to 12th grades to Idaho forests and resource management, all volunteers receive complimentary hot drinks, donuts, lunch, special promo gifts, and the opportunity to work with friends and colleagues from all over the state. Many types of skills are needed, not just forestry, so ALL volunteers are welcomed with gratitude! Please register in advance by contacting Hailey Frank at hfrank@idl.idaho.gov.

Cash Prizes and Scholarships

Individual

Senior Division

1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $100

Junior Division

1st $250
2nd $100
3rd $50

U of I CNR Scholarship

Individual

1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $500

Team - Each Member

1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $250

Donation Levels

$2,500+

Champion Big Tree

$1,000+

Western White Pine

$500+

Western Red Cedar

$300+

Douglas Fir

$150+

Western Larch

Up to $150

Aspen

Forestry Contest Video Library

2018 Forestry Contest

Contest Overview

Rookie Contest

Forestry Contest Contacts

Hailey Frank
Volunteer Coordinator
(208) 245-4551 until 3/21/2020
(208) 769-1525
hfrank@idl.idaho.gov

Sarah Garcia
Coaches and Participants Coordinator
(208) 263-5310 x100
Sarah.Garcia@id.nacdnet.net

Ken Homik
General Contest Questions
(208) 263-5104
khomik@idl.idaho.gov

Robbie Johnson
Media Contact
Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786
pio@idl.idaho.gov

Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District
(208) 263-5310 ext.100

Natural Resources Conservation Service
(208) 378-5700

To find and contact your closest Idaho Department of Lands office see our Supervisory Area map.

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