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Biennial Western North Carolina Mountains Program

A series of workshops designed to
empowering forest landowners to manage their
properties to promote environmental and forest health through
increased awareness, experience and access to resources.

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 woodland owners.

Woodland owners interested in managing their land and developing an understanding
of the basic principles of woodland stewardship are invited to participate in this unique educational event scheduled for this summer. A history of forestry in this state and 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.

“When I started the Woodland Stewards Series, I just hoped to learn more
about the Biltmore Forest School and land management--whatever those were.
Instead, with new knowledge and skills, and access to resources beyond what we
even knew existed, we designed a land management plan that built the framework
for a lasting legacy for our family property for generations to come.”
– Hope Ascher, 2006 Woodland Steward Series Graduate

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NC State University
Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP)
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008
Email: forestry_outreach@ncsu.edu  
Phone: 919-515-5065
Fax: 919-515-7793

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