Woodland Clinics

Texas Forestry
Kids Analysis

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.


2018 Woodland Clinic

Calendar of Events

Angelina County Forestry Contest, March 20, 2018
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 rdgcons@yahoo.com
Check-in: 8:30 am

Red River Army Depot Forestry Contest, March 21, 2018
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 14, 2018 to allow for access to Red River Army Depot.
Contact Greg Kelley at 903-277-2912 or gregory.a.kelley5.civ@mail.mil
Check-in: 8:30 am

SFA Invitational Forestry Contest, April 4, 2018
Sponsored by
: SFA Ag Department
Location: Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Nacogdoches, TX
Description: Open to all interested students. This is an invitational contest which makes a great practice. There are no teams considered in this contest (individuals only) so you can register as many people as you would like. Belt Buckle awarded to the high point individual of the contest.
Registration: $12 per contestant prior to 3/23. $20 per contestant after 3/23. Register through judgingcard.com. For more information contact Candis Carraway at 936-433-2419 or carrawaycl@sfasu.edu
Check-in: 8:00 am

Ruben Stringer Invitational Contest, April 5, 2018
Sponsored by
: Lower Sabine-Neches SWCD
Location: Masterson State Forest near Buna, TX
Description: Open to 4-H and FFA teams. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd team, and high individual will be recognized.
Registration: $20/team includes lunch. Please contact Gary Barnett, NRCS at (409) 860-5081 ext. 3 or Charlotte Granger, LSN SWCD at (409) 745-2723 to pre-register by March 30, 2018.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. Contest begins at 9:00 a.m.

Upper Neches District Woodland Contest, April 11, 2018
Sponsored by
: Nacogdoches/Upper Neches/Shelby/Pineywoods SWCD
Location: Winston 8 Tree Farm
Description: Open to all FFA/4H.
Registration: Free. Register online with your SWCD district clerk/secretary. We ask for a head count of teams/individuals plus teachers so that we can plan for lunch.
Check-in: 8:30 am

Area IX FFA Forestry CDE, April 17
Sponsored by:
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, TX
Description: Open only to Area III & IX FFA chapters; individual and team competition
Registration:  $50/team. Register at JudgingCard.com. For more information contact Dwayne Pavelock (936.294.1186 or pavelock@shsu.edu)
Check-In: 7:30-9:15 a.m.; event starts at 9:30 a.m.

Cherokee County NRCS Invitational Forestry Workshop and Contest, April 18, 2018
Sponsored by
: Cherokee County Soil & Water District #427
Location: I.D. Fairchild State Forest, 2028 HWY 84 W, Rusk, TX  75785
Description: Open to all FFA and 4-H teams
Registration: $40.00 per team (includes lunch). Call 903-683- 4669 to register.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.  Contest begins at 9:00 a.m.

State Woodland Clinic, April 19, 2018
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

If you have a Woodland Clinic event that you would like added to the calendar, please email educationintexas@texasforestry.org