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2018 Current Issue Study Guide

The 2018 Current Topic is Western Rangeland Management: Balancing Diverse Views Western rangelands include prairies and grasslands, sagebrush steppes, and woodland areas.  Rangelands comprise more than 40% of the total productive land base in the western U.S.  Rangelands sustain an abundance of forage for both livestock and wildlife, as well as providing aesthetic beauty enjoyed …

Wildlife Study Guide

Along with aquatics, forestry and soils, wildlife is another of our valuable natural resources. Wildlife are highly dependent upon the status of aquatic, forestry and soil ecology. Today, the greatest threat to wildlife is habitat loss. The impact of human land use practices on wildlife populations and their habitats is a major concern nation-wide. Download …

Soil and Land Use Study Guide

There can be many uses of the word “soil”, depending upon the context. For example, soil can be thought of as an engineering material for road construction, as dirt on clothing, as a mixture of ingredients for growing potted plants, or what the farmers plow every spring. Download a Soil and Land Use Study Guide …

Aquatic Ecology Study Guide

Aquatics or aquatic ecology is the study of animals and plants in freshwater environments. In addition to the many common aquatic species in New York, a student of aquatics learns about watersheds, wetlands and the hydrologic cycle. Essential to understanding and appreciating the field of aquatics is a basic knowledge of the physical and chemical …

NY State Envirothon Forestry Study Guide

The forestry station will focus on forests as ecosystems in New York State. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of forested ecosystems, how they function and change over time, their role in a watershed, and why they are valuable resources. Download the entire Forestry Section in a .PDF In general, the word …

2019 Current Issue

“Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World” There are many articles that estimate the population of the Earth to be approximately 9 billion by the year 2050. One of the primary concerns for the agricultural industry is how will farmers be able to grow enough food to feed this growing population, …

Forestry References

Forestry References I. Tree Physiology and Tree and Shrub Identification Know Your Trees ,  What Tree is it, Silvics Manual 1,  Silvics Manual 2, Tree Decay, Stem & Root Anatomy, Tree Biology 1, Tree Biology 2, Physiology of Trees II. Forest Ecology Forest Regeneration, Forest Ecology, Forest Succession, Asian Long Horned Beetle, Early Successional Forest Ecosystem, Northeastern Forest …