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 January 13th & 14th!

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.

UPDATED 2020 Range & Plant ID Contest Dates and Additional Information (pdf)

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)


Practice for Plant ID and Range Judging begins January 13th and January 14th. Practices must have at least four kids registered for that time period to happen.

Meeting Times are as follows:

Harper: Mondays, 4:00-5:30 (4-4:30 Juniors only, 4:30-5:00 both groups, 5:00-5:30 intermediates and seniors only)

Fredericksburg : 4:00-5:00 pm




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