The annual contest introduces students in grades 5 through 12 to basic forestry and resource management skills. The contest is always 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 help run the contest and a record 700 students participated in 2019.
Watch kids learning about trees at the 2018 Idaho State Forestry Contest!
2018 Idaho State Forestry Contest
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
Private Forestry Specialist
Forest Legacy Program Coordinator
(208) 263-5104, ext. 5120
Forestry Contest News
The 38th Annual Idaho State Forestry Contest scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
News Release: 2019 State Forestry Contest Results
U.S. Forest Service
Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District
(208) 263-5310 ext.100
Natural Resources Conservation Service