Initiated in March of 1957, Woodland Clinics provide young people with a working knowledge of forestry. Each year, youth from 4-H Clubs and FFA compete throughout East Texas at clinics held locally by Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Winners from the local clinics go on to compete at the State Woodland Clinic sponsored by Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Texas Forestry Association.
Students gain experience with a variety of skills such as pine identification, hardwood identification, forage-wildlife relationships, tree measurements and volume determination, compass and pacing, site management concerns, and site productivity.
TFA's Educational Fund provides cash scholarships to the high-scoring junior or senior participant at each of three district competitions. TFA's Texas Forest Landowners' Council provides a cash scholarship to the high-scoring participant at the state level.
For more information, contact your local 4-H or FFA. See 2018 Calendar below.
2020 Woodland Clinic
Calendar of Events
Angelina County Forestry Contest, March 17, 2020
Sponsored by: Texas Forestry Association and Texas A&M Forest Service
Location: Texas A&M Forest Service Hudson Office, 155 Texas Forest Service Loop, Lufkin, TX 75904
Description: Open to FFA and 4-H students in Angelina County and the surrounding area. Scoring will be on an individual basis, so bring as few or as many participants as you would like. Prizes are awarded to the top three individuals in each event. heck-in at 8:30. Contest begins at 9:00.
Registration: Free. Advance registration is not necessary. For more information contact Ricky Gay at 936-675-2841 or email@example.com
Check-in: 8:30 am
Red River Army Depot Forestry Contest, March 5, 2020
Sponsored by: Red River Army Depot
Location: Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas
Description: Open to all FFA and 4-H.
Registration: No cost for registration, $10 per meal if eating. Check-in is at 8:30 am. Please register by March 1, 2020 to allow for access to Red River Army Depot.
Contact Greg Kelley at 903-277-2912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check-in: 8:30 am
State Woodland Clinic, April 23, 2020
Sponsored by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Location: Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Nacogdoches, TX
Description: Open to all 4-H teams and qualified FFA teams. Prizes are awarded to top teams and individuals in both FFA and 4-H divisions.
Registration: Registration information will be posted on judgingcard.com