Wildlife is all around us regardless of where we live and how wild or not the world around us seems. Only a matter of observation will open a person’s eyes, along with their other senses, to the natural world of the living creatures among us. The 4-H Wildlife Project can offer opportunities for youth development beginning with observation skills leading to a lifelong ethic of stewardship for our natural resources. The 4-H Natural Resources Program provides trainings and events for youth and adults to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills necessary for an adventure in wildlife.

Wildlife Challenge

  • 2015 Roundup Wildlife Challenge Information – link
  • Texas 4-H Forestry Invitational Handbook – PDF
    only sections on ‘Tree Identification’ (tree list), ‘Measuring Standing Trees’, ‘Forestry Concepts’, and ‘Glossary’ are eligible Challenge material and should be studied.

Wildlife Habitat Education Project – WHEP

Additional Project Resources


State WHEP Contest

June 13, 2015
Registration – April 13-May 8
Location – Collin County Adventure Camp, Anna
Region of Study – Tallgrass/Mixed Prairie
This contest resource is the new 2015 Edition of the WHEP Manual available for download above on this webpage.

State Fair of Texas Wildlife Contest

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo WHEP Contest

March 14, 2015–T&M Ranch, Richmond, TX
Registration via HLSR Registration through your County Extension Office
Registration dates and cost TBA with HLSR Event Information
Contest ecoregion: Southeast Mixed and Outer Coastal Plain Forest

National WHEP Invitational

Wildlife Habitat Education Program National Invitational Contest
TBA July 2015
Qualification via Texas State Contest

Practice WHEP Contests

Dallas – December 13, 2014

  • Information – PDF
  • Rules and Procedures – PDF

Richmond (Ft. Bend County) – January 10, 2015

  • Information – PDF
  • Rules and Procedures – PDF

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