Woodland Steward Series
2012 Western North Carolina Mountains Program
The health, productivity and ecological character of North Carolina's woodlands rests largely in the hands of family forest owners. Woodland owners enjoy trees and other natural resources for their social, environmental and economic benefits, but may not know where to begin to fully enjoy these benefits. This course is designed to help property owners (especially those with 20 acres or less) understand the basic principles of forest stewardship to enrich their experience as a woodland owner.
Woodland owners interested in managing their land and developing an understanding of the basic principles of woodland stewardship are invited to participate in a unique educational event scheduled for this summer. Introductory information on a wide variety of land management topics will be discussed. A team of land management experts from federal and state agencies, universities, and the private sector are coordinating efforts to offer the Woodland Steward Series through the Biltmore Forest School.
All workshops are scheduled to take place in the Asheville, NC area including the NC Arboretum, USDA Forest Service Bent Creek Experimental Station, and the Cradle of Forestry in Brevard, NC. Participants should be prepared for light hiking and outdoor weather conditions. The number of participants at each workshop is limited to 30. Some workshops include meals - visit the links in the Workshop Details section below.
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Advanced registration for all workshops is now closed. If you wish to poarticipate, please consider registering at the door for your preferred workshop. The registration fee is $50 per person per workshop, and $25 for an additional family member/spouse per workshop. Each workshop includes classroom instruction, a training notebook, hands-on activities in the field, and refreshments and/or a lunch. If you find you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for, please notify us as soon as possible. Substitute attendees are always welcome! A $10 cancellation fee may be applicable for last minute cancellations.
Click on the workshop links below to see the schedules, locations and times. Instructors and other details are also listed for each workshop.
Questions about the workshops?
Addie Thornton, Course Coordinator
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