Plant ID / Range Science

Do you love the great outdoors? If so, this project is for you! You’ll learn how to manage land, natural resources, and the environment. You can learn about your environment, and the responsibility you have for natural resources, and the connections between plants, animals, soil, and water. This is a great project for someone who wants to own a ranch or manage land that produces renewable goods and services for humans. – description obtained from 

Texas 4-H Range Science Webpage: – Website has direct links for study guides, contest resources, and participant resources.


  • Range and Pasture Grass Identification Contest
  • 4-H Range Evaluation Contest

Plant ID & Range Judging Practice Starts Spring 2021!

Come learn how to identify native plants and have fun doing so!  Participants must be in at least the 3rd grade.  We will need adult help with this team, so if you are interested, please contact Beth McMahon at 830-997-3452 or by email to Rotations may be available.  Please see the information sheet below for contest dates and additional details.

Harper will meet starting Tuesday, January 12th 2021.  They will practice 4:00-4:30 Juniors Only, 4:30-5:00 everyone and 5:00-5:30 seniors and intermediates. Practices will meet at the Harper Showbarn. Fredericksburg  group will meet on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15. They will meet at the Gillespie County Extension Office, 38 Business Court, Fredericksburg.

To sign up, complete the online form here or contact the Gillespie County Extension Office.

4-H Plant ID Signup

Form to sign up for the 4-H Plant ID team
  • Please write 4-H member's name here
  • Please write grade level for the current 2016-2017 4-H year here.
  • Please write the best parent phone number to contact you.
  • Please give us the best email address to contact you.

Plant ID Code of Conduct (pdf)

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