Oklahoma Forestry Association has a continued commitment to
Oklahoma ’s youth through
the sponsorship of several youth based natural resources programs, the
two largest being their sponsorship of Youth 4-H Forestry Contests and
the Oklahoma Youth Forestry and Wildlife Camp.
4-H Forestry Contests
Forestry Association is a proud sponsor of the
Oklahoma 4-H Forestry
Judging Program is designed to encourage and promote more awareness
and knowledge of forestry as an art and science. As current or future
leaders and decision makers, 4-H members, volunteer leaders, and Extension
agents will learn of the complexities and tradeoffs involved in managing
a forest for multiple use objectives.
objectives of the Oklahoma 4-H Forestry Judging Contest
are to provide the opportunity and atmosphere for 4-H forestry members
leadership talents and to work towards achieving character development
and effective citizenship;
desirable attitudes toward the need and importance of conserving woodlands
as a source of income, raw materials, wildlife habitat, and recreation
important for quality living;
an understanding of practical forestry skills in forest management and
of the utilization of forest and wood products.
addition to meeting these objectives, the judging cill encourage and
promote better forestry knowledge for 4-H members, volunteer leaders,
and eontests wxtension agents at local, county, district, and state
levels. As future voters, decision-makers, and leaders, 4-H'ers participating
in this program will learn of the complexities and trade-offs involved
in managing woodland for multiple use objectives.
Youth Forestry Camp
The Oklahoma Forestry Association has been a long time sponsor
of the Oklahoma Youth Forestry Camp. The camp provides youth ages 13
- 15 the opportunity to experience the forestry and wildlife professions,
learn about Oklahoma’s natural resources and build an awareness of environmental
components.Explore Oklahoma's natural resources with professionals from
across the state! Hands on activities including forest management, stream
ecology, fire management, wildlife management, urban forestry, and how
they all work together, and course, there is time for swimming, hiking,
and outdoor recreation!
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