April 8–10, 2017
- 1st Place: Academy of Science and Technology
- 2nd Place: Science Academy of South Texas
- 3rd Place: Richardson High School
|Area of Study||Top Score||School, Team|
|Aquatics||84/100||Clear Lake High School, Falcons|
|Forestry||88/100||Academy of Science and Technology, Osprey|
|Soils||72/100||Academy of Science and Technology, Osprey|
|Wildlife||62/100||Science Academy of South Texas, Maroon|
|Current Issue||84/100||Science Academy of South Texas, Maroon|
|Oral Presentation||91.30/100||Academy of Science and Technology, Wolf Spider|
Financial support for the event was provided by conservation districts and natural resource related agencies and businesses from across Texas.
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
- NCF-Envirothon/U.S. Forest Service
- Texas Forestry Association Education Fund
- Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
- University of Houston-Clear Lake/Environmental Institute of Houston
- Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation District
- Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Native American Seed
- Texas Association for Environmental Education
- Llano River Field Station TTU Center at Junction
- South Llano River State Park
Twenty-two teams representing 15 Texas high schools participated in the three-day competition.
- Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands
- Klein Collins High School, Spring
- Clear Falls High School, League City
- Clear Lake High School, Houston
- Junction High School, Junction
- East Central High School, San Antonio
- J. Frank Dobie High School, Pasadena
- East Early College High School, Houston
- Richardson High School, Richardson
- Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo
- St. John’s School, Houston
- The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands
- Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes
- Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School, Pharr
- College Park High School, The Woodlands
- Soil and Water Conservation best management practices; their purpose and implementation.
- How are soil and water conservation best management practices interrelated to the management of wildlife, forestry and aquatic systems?
- How do agriculturists maintain a balance between their quality of life versus the quality of the environment?
- Identify and recommend soil and water conservation best management practices in agriculture.
- Describe the role of the federal government in conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment.
- Identify the concept of soil quality/health to provide the needed functions for the conservation planning process.
- Identify various types of soil erosion and utilize different methods to estimate and
predict soil erosion to assess land use impacts.
• RUSLE equation
• Aerial Photographs
• Topographic Maps
• Soil Maps
• USDA Classification System
• Soil Surveys
- Explain why land-use planning is important to our ecosystems and to our economy to achieve sustainable agriculture.
- 10 Ways Farmers Are Saving Water
- Agricultural Water Conservation Best Management Practices Overview
- Agricultural Water Conservation Irrigation Water Use Management Best Management Practices
- Corporate Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways
- The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change
- The Farm Bill 2014 Programs
- Farmers Guide to Conservation Stewardship Programs
- Guidelines for Soil Health Assessment
- Guidelines for Soil Quality Assessment in Conservation Planning
- Llano River Watershed Alliance
- Managing Riparian Areas
- Soil Quality Indicator Facts Sheets
- Understanding Erosion with the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation
- Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan
- USDA Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)
- Your Remarkable Riparian Field Guide
Additional NCF-Envirothon Resources
Recommended Reading for 2017
- The Peeling Tree [Texas Madrone]
- Chinquapin Oak – a NICE! good looking shade tree
- Arizona Black Walnut (Juglans major)
- American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
- Pucker up! It's mistletoe season here in Texas, y'all
- Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)
- Mountain cedar – does it deserve such disdain?
- Native Species: Useful and desirable plants native to central Texas
- Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship
- Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural Soil and Water
- Soils - Kimble County
Supplementary Materials for Wildlife