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, U.S. Forest Service, and 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 40th Forestry Contest will be held the May, 11, 2023 at Farragut State Park.
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More information will be forthcoming including pre-registration. With the increase in prize money and scholarships we want to give all competitors plenty of time to prepare fully for the contest. If your team would like assistance with contest prep, please reach out to Ken Homik to coordinate at KHomik@idl.idaho.gov.
May 11, 2023
Farragut State Park
Schools and Coaches
Registration information coming soon!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Log Scaling
Chapter 2 – Timber Cruising
Chapter 3 – Tree and Plant Identification
Chapter 4 – Map Reading
Chapter 5 – Compass Reading and Pacing
Chapter 6 – Tool Identification
Chapter 7 – Soils and Water Quality
Chapter 8 – Tree Health
Chapter 9 – Silviculture
Chapter 10 – Noxious Weeds
Newsletters and Forms
Forestry Contest Contacts
U.S. Forest Service
Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District
(208) 263-5310 ext.100
Natural Resources Conservation Service