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Idaho State Forestry Contest

2019 Forestry Contest group photoThe 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. In 2020, the contest was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Contest Returns for 2021

The Idaho Department of Lands is excited to share that the 2021 Idaho State Forestry Contest will be held in May! This year’s event will look and feel different due to the implementation of some COVID safety measures, but it will still be fun and educational for all.
Visit the links below to learn more.


Karen Robinson
Private Forestry Specialist
Sandpoint Office
(208) 263-5104

Media Contact

Robbie Johnson
Public Information Officer

Forestry Contest News

2021 Forestry Contest Announcement

News Release: 2019 State Forestry Contest Results


Other Contacts

U.S. Forest Service
(208) 263-5111

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

Natural Resources Conservation Service
(208) 378-5700

Forestry Contest Logo

2018 Idaho State Forestry Contest

Watch kids learning about trees

Rookie Contest

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