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Wildlife Alliance for Youth


The Wildlife Alliance for Youth (WAY) contests offer opportunities for 4-H and FFA students to apply their knowledge of wildlife management through identifying plant species, proper habitat management practices, safety procedures, game laws, management techniques as well as compass and pacing skills. WAY contests are held in the five Texas State Soil and Water Conservation areas across the state. For area contest dates, please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District.

Supporting Organizations

TSSWCB is the lead agency in sponsoring and organizing the Wildlife Alliance for Youth. The Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and the Texas Education Agency, along with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), all partner in the success of the youth organization.


Molly Christensen (mchristensen[at]tsswcb[dot]texas[dot]gov) or at 254-228-7881

WAY program members

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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