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Alabama 4-H

Wildlife Habitat Education Program

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The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a hands-on natural resources program that is dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior (ages 9-13) and senior level (ages 14-18) 4-H and FFA youth.

WHEP is the only national youth program that teaches wildlife and fish habitat management with a scientifically-based curriculum created and managed by wildlife and fisheries professionals!

The Alabama WHEP Contest is held every June in Alabama. Next year's contest will be held June 4-5 2019. Save the Date!

Please check out our 2018 State Manual & Study Guide for more information! Alabama WHEP Manual

By participating in WHEP, youth can expect to:
Learn wildlife terms and concepts
Learn about wildlife habitat
Learn how to judge the quality of wildlife habitat
Learn about wildlife habitat management practices
Learn about wildlife damage management

For more information about National WHEP, please visit

For more information please contact Emily Nichols, Natural Resources Specialist, at (334) 844-5509.

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