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.
2019 State Topic Areas:
The three topics will be posted here once they are selected (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.):
If you were deciding what tree species to plant to in order to minimize the risk of potential forest health problems, what factors would you consider when making that decision?
Does FSC, SFI, or ATFS certification really make a difference in how sustainably a forest is managed?
Can we make timber harvesting more aesthetically acceptable to the general public without compromising future forest health and productivity?
2019 State Winning Team: Weantchee, coached by Matt Asplund
2018 State Winning Team: Mount Baker, coached by Todd Rightmire
2017 State Winning Team: Colville, coached by Ivy Nelson
2016 State Winning Team: Mount Baker, coached by Todd Rightmire
2015 State Team: Mount Baker (Todd Rightmire)