4-H Forestry and Wildlife

4-H Members practicing forestry judging

The 4-H Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Project is a great opportunity for an outdoor adventure. You can learn about wildlife and their habitats, learn to identify trees and other plants. This project includes 4-H Forestry judging, and the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (aka Wildlife Judging).

4-H Forestry Judging Team

In 4-H Forestry Judging youth will learn about trees, insects diseases that affect trees, how to measure trees, and using a compass to pace for distance.

Learn more about the 4-H Forestry Project

4-H Wildlife Judging Team​

The WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) is a 4-H youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior-level (ages 8-19) youth in the United States. Studying a scientifically-based manual, participants:

  • Learn wildlife terms and concepts
  • Learn about different wildlife habitats
  • Learn how to identify common wildlife foods
  • Learn how to judge the quality of wildlife habitat
  • Learn about wildlife habitat management practices
  • Learn about wildlife damage management

Learn more about the 4-H Wildlife Project

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Sheldon Barker
Ext Agent III & Co Dir
Phone: 423-949-2611
Email: sdbarker@tennessee.edu