The Forestry CDE enables students to use their acquired skills in a competitive setting through practical applications, general knowledge and problem management practices. The state forestry event measures FFA members' knowledge of forestry and wood products management issues. Questions on tree and equipment identification, a general knowledge exam and interactive forestry applications are just a few of the methods used to measure participants’ abilities.

Email from Event Coordinators (2/2/17):

The following three topics have been selected for the State Contest on April 28 (per the handbook rule: Teams will communicate their knowledge and opinion about national or regional forestry issues through a presentation with a judge. State CDE Contest Coordinator will pick 3 topics from National list (below). Those three will be sent on the WAAE listserv by March 15; 1 issue will be announced at the State CDE for all teams to follow.):

·       What are the positive and negative aspects of genetically modified trees?

·       What forestry best management practices (BMPs) are used in your state and why?

·       Explain forest fragmentation and the strategies used to prevent it.

2017 State Winning Team: Colville, coached by Ivy Nelson

2016.WA FFA Forestry CDE Results

2016 State Winning Team: Mount Baker, coached by Todd Rightmire

2015 State Team: Mount Baker (Todd Rightmire)