​​2017 North Dakota Study Resources 



Soils

2016-2017 Soils Guidelines

Building Better Soils for Better Crops

From the Surface Down

Urban Soil Primer

Soil Biology Primer

Understanding Soil Risks and Hazards


Aquatics

2017 Aquatics Ecology Resources


To view the goals and objectives for the ND Aquatics Committee go to Aquatic Ecology Section of the Envirothon Website.


Wildlife

Preparing for the Wildlife Section of the Envirothon

Envirothon Wildlife Terms


Other Wildlife materials teams should have:

​- Video on the North American Wildlife Model for Wildlife Conservation "Opportunity for All"

-Habitats of ND books


In addition, teams are urged to visit the ND Game & Fish website and browse the weekly news releases and videos, and may order free publications.


Teams are also encouraged to study birds and bird sounds.


Prairie (Forests & Grasslands)

(NEW) Grass Bundle

Prairie Learning Objectives & Resource List

Range Judging Handbook

ND Noxious & Troublesome Weeds

ND Forestry Best Management Practices

Trees & Shrubs of ND

Taking Forest Measurements

How Windbreaks Work

Windbreaks for Rural Living

Native Bee Habitat

Pollinator Fact Sheet












​​2017 Current Issue Resources




From the Valley to the Badlands


​​North Dakota Envirothon



Key Topics
1. Soil and Water Conservation best management practices; their purpose and implementation.

2. How are soil and water conservation best management practices interrelated to the management of wildlife, forestry and aquatic systems?

3. How do agriculturists maintain a balance between economic return, quality of life and the quality of the environment?


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the training, the student will be able to:

1. Identify and recommend soil and water conservation best management practices.

2. Describe the roles of partnering conservation groups and government entities in conservation efforts.

3. List and explain some agricultural and engineering uses of soil.

4. Identify the concept of soil quality/health to provide the needed functions for human or natural ecosystems over the long term.  

5. Identify various types of soil erosion and utilize different methods to estimate and predict soil erosion to assess land use impacts.
a. RUSLE equation
b. Aerial Photographs
c. Topographic Maps
d. Soil Maps
e. USDA Classification System
f. Soil Surveys

6. Explain why land-use planning is important to our ecosystems and to our economy to achieve sustainable agriculture.