Forestry products abound in Montana — from giant cedars in the west to pines in the southeast. Through the 4-H forestry project, you will discover how important these forests are to our state. You’ll also learn about forest ecology and people’s reliance on forest products. You’ll explore the relationship between trees, people and communities.

Forestry, Level 1

In this introductory level, you will learn about the different types of trees and tree parts, characteristics of different forests, what forests need to grow and thrive, forestry careers and the many different products and benefits people get from forests.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Complete a minimum of six activities each year you are enrolled in this level. Complete the entire level (at least 18 activities) within three years.

MATERIALS

M Follow the Path, BU8038, $6.00
L Forestry Helper’s Guide, BU8041, $6.00

Forestry, Level 2

In this level, you will take a closer look at the inner-workings of trees, explore forest change, learn about forest health concerns and discover the health benefits that trees have for people. You will also continue to learn about the different types of trees and tree parts, characteristics of different forests, what forests need to grow and thrive and the many products and benefits that people get from forests.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Complete at least six activities each year to complete the level. Complete at least 18 of the Reach for the Canopy activities within three years.

MATERIALS

M Reach for the Canopy, BU8039, $6.00
L Forestry Helper’s Guide, BU8041, $6.00

Forestry, Level 3

In this final level of the forestry project, you will learn to examine and distinguish different types of trees, learn about tree fruits, learn how to develop a community forest map, learn about genetics, look at forests on a global scale, learn how to care for trees and think about how to conserve forests.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Complete at least six activities each year to complete the level. Complete at least 18 of the Explore the Deep Woods activities to complete this within three years.

MATERIALS

M Explore the Deep Woods, BU8040, $6.00
L Forestry Helper’s Guide, BU8041, $6.00
Forestry Independent Study 
Forestry Helper’s Guide, BU 8041, $6.00 This guide provides forest information, group youth activities and practical tips. Using this curriculum, youth develop a life-long appreciation for forests.