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 Idaho Department of Lands is excited to share the good news about the 2022 Idaho State Forestry Contest. The 39th Forestry Contest will be held the 12th of May in its traditional, large group format.
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Celebrating 39 Years
This year’s contest will be open to Rookie and Junior/Senior competitors. There will not be a Novice course.
The Tool Identification and Noxious Weed stations have been removed from this year’s program.
May 12, 2022
New Location - Farragut State Park
Competitors - Registration Deadline April 15
Miss this year? Next year is for you!
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