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 (2018):

The following three topics have been selected for the State Contest on April 26 (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 practices or processes have affected timber sales and or markets in your region?  (However, eastern WA has different issues than western WA.)
  • Explain what Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are and what they have in common.
  • What is woody biomass?  What are the positives and negatives of producing woody biomass?

2018 State Winning Team: Mount Baker (Rightmire)

2018.WA FFA Forestry Results

2017 State Winning Team: Colville, coached by Ivy Nelson

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

2016.WA FFA Forestry CDE Results

2015 State Team: Mount Baker (Todd Rightmire)