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.
- 2014 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.
- What is “WHEP”? - PDF
- 2014 Edition WHEP Manual:
Introduction and Wildlife Management Concepts
Wildlife Management Practices
WHEP Contest Activities
Appendices & Glossary
- National 4-H Website – link
June 14-15, 2014
Brazos County (location announced after registration); Region to be announced following release of revised WHEP Manual in January.
March 15, 2014 – 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 will be Prairie Brushland
Wildlife Habitat Education Program National Invitational Contest
July 27-29, 2014 – Missouri
Qualification via Texas State Contest
Dallas – December 13, 2014
Richmond (Ft. Bend County) – January 10, 2015