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May 9, 2024

2024 Forestry Contest Awards List

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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Farragut SP logo
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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!

2023 Forestry Contest Winners

Cash Prizes and Scholarships


Senior Division

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

Junior Division

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

U of I CNR Scholarship

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The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources is excited to support students pursuing an education in Natural Resources and Forestry by offering scholarships to top finishers at the Forestry Contest. Students must be enrolled full time in the College of Natural Resources for the upcoming Fall 2024 semester to receive the scholarship.


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

Team - Each Member

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

Donation Levels


Champion Big Tree


Western White Pine


Western Red Cedar


Douglas Fir


Western Larch

Up to $150


Forestry Contest Video Library

2018 Forestry Contest

Contest Overview

Rookie Contest

Forestry Contest Contacts

Hailey Frank
Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Garcia
Coaches and Participants Coordinator
(208) 263-5310 x100

Ken Homik
General Contest Questions

Robbie Johnson
Media Contact
Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786

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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