Envirothon Resources

Resources utilized are based on curriculum guidelines to accomodate as much educational diversity as possible and are adapted  for use in the state of Tennessee for both regional competitions and the state competition.  Below are resources for the four subjects (forestry, aquatic ecology, soils, and wildlife), and this year's current environmental issue (Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship).




Aquatic Ecology






Current Environmental Issue - Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship

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 their quality of life versus   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 in agriculture.
  2. Describe the role of the federal government in conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment.
  3. Identify the concept of soil quality/health to provide the needed functions for the conservation planning process.
  4. Identify various types of soil erosion and utilize different methods to estimate and predict soil erosion to assess land use impacts.
    • RUSLE  2  Equation
    • Aerial Photograph
    • Topographic Maps
    • Soil Maps
    • USDA Classification System
    • Soil Surveys
  1. Explain why land-use planning is important to our ecosystems and to our economy to achieve sustainable agriculture.


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Help for the Comprehensive Question Presentation - The material below is helpful to help prepare for the Comprehensive Question Presentation at the State Competition

Competitions are held in accordance with the Tennessee Envirothon Competition Rules