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Graduates of the Woodland Steward Series in front of the original Biltmore Forest School.

Woodland Steward
Series: 2015 Mountains Program

Are you a forest landowner in western North Carolina? Do you want to learn how to sustainably manage your land to enjoy it for years to come? You’re in luck, the Woodland Steward Series: 2015 Mountains Program is being offered this summer! As an extension of the Biltmore Forest School, the Woodland Steward Series is designed to empower forest landowners to manage their properties to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources.  The series takes place between July 29th and August 21st at various locations in the Asheville area. Each workshop will be a 1.5 day meeting led by natural resource and land management specialists, including both hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom. Pre-registration and a modest fee are required. Landowners are encouraged to attend the full series of 4 workshops, but individual workshop registration is available. Registration is offered online, by mail or by phone. Please visit the website for full details! www.woodlandstewardsnc.org Questions? Contact Addie Thornton at 919-515-5065 or addie_thornton@ncsu.edu.

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Graduates of the Woodland Steward Series in front of the original Biltmore Forest School.

Woodland Steward
Series: 2015 Mountains Program

Are you a forest landowner in western North Carolina? Do you want to learn how to sustainably manage your land to enjoy it for years to come? You’re in luck, the Woodland Steward Series: 2015 Mountains Program is being offered this summer! As an extension of the Biltmore Forest School, the Woodland Steward Series is designed to empower forest landowners to manage their properties to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources.  The series takes place between July 29th and August 21st at various locations in the Asheville area. Each workshop will be a 1.5 day meeting led by natural resource and land management specialists, including both hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom. Pre-registration and a modest fee are required. Landowners are encouraged to attend the full series of 4 workshops, but individual workshop registration is available. Registration is offered online, by mail or by phone. Please visit the website for full details! www.woodlandstewardsnc.org Questions? Contact Addie Thornton at 919-515-5065 or addie_thornton@ncsu.edu.

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Project Learning
Tree

Project Learning Tree ® (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation. It is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence. In North Carolina, PLT is sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension Service, the NC Forestry Association, and the NC Forest Service. Learn more about this exceptional youth program.

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PINEMAP.org

PINEMAP integrates research, extension, and education to enable southern pine landowners to manage forests to increase carbon sequestration; increase efficiency of nitrogen and other fertilizer inputs; and adapt forest management approaches to increase forest resilience and sustainability under variable climates. The goal of the PINEMAP extension team is to disseminate emerging knowledge, practices, and PINEMAP decision support tools to enable corporate and non-corporate landowners to increase forest carbon sequestration, nitrogen fertilizer efficiency, and forest resilience under changing climate. North Carolina State University faculty are active members of PINEMAP. Visit PINEMAP's website and like PINEMAP on Facebook.

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The forest sector has
a $24.7 billion dollar economic impact in 2012

The forest sector is a major contributor to North Carolina’s economic well being. Including direct, indirect, and induced impacts, the forest sector in 2012 had a total economic impact of $24.7 billion in industry output and supported more than 127,000 jobs with a payroll of $6.29 billion.  It contributed $10.7 billion dollars to the state’s gross domestic product. Learn more about the economic impact the forest sector has in North Carolina

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Pellet producers survey in works

US to begin mandatory survey of wood pellet varieties, volumes and ingredients The US government is poised to begin a monthly survey of pellet producers, much like it conducts similar surveys for coal, …

– from the   Biomass Blog blog

Concerns for Exporting BIOMASS PELLETS to EU

Excerpted from:http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/12065/regulation-of-europe-bound-us-wood-pellets Wood pellets are a popular form of sustainable energy within the European Union because they are regarded as having a smaller carbon footprint than traditional fossil fuels and coal. With the …

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Thermal Reinforcement

While some states are juggling attempts to freeze, lower or dismantle state renewable portfolio standards, others are strengthening and fine-tuning them. By Anna Simet | June 20, 2015 While 29 states and Washington, …

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2015 State 4-H WHEP Contest

2015 State 4-H WHEP Contest On Saturday, May 19, 2015, 48 4-Hers descended upon W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir in Wilkes county for the 2014 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program state contest MORE »

Spring Fire Season is Here

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 CONTACT: Brian R. Haines, public information officer N.C. Forest Service 919-857-4828 Spring fire season is here; be careful when burning debris RALEIGH – As crews fight MORE »

Laurel Wilt found in Duplin County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015 CONTACT: Brian R. Haines, public information officer N.C. Forest Service 919-857-4828 Homeowners encouraged to dispose of dead trees on site RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service MORE »

Fall wildfire season is here

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2014 CONTACT: Brian R. Haines, public information officer N.C. Forest Service 919-857-4828 Fall wildfire season is here; be careful when burning yard debris RALEIGH – The N.C. MORE »

Coming soon to a tree near you! (Maybe.)

Coming soon to a tree near you! (Maybe.) September 10, 2014 NC Forest Service – Forest Health North Carolina has its fair share of invasive insects and diseases that threaten to destroy our MORE »

Online Forest Health Maps Released

August 1, 2014 North Carolina Forest Service Contact: Robert Trickel A new web site containing forest health maps has been developed by the N.C. Forest Service. These maps show the most up-to-date locations MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopMon Jul 13, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Bahama Volunteer Fire Department, 1814 Bahama Road, Bahama, NC 27503, United States
— 5 days away
[ProNR] NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading WorkshopTue Jul 21, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Jul 23, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU, Hodges Lab, Dan Allen Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 weeks away
[ProNR] Registered Forester Exam Prep SessionMon Jul 27 - Mon Jul 27, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 3 weeks away
Woodland Steward Series: Part 1Wed Jul 29 - Fri Jul 31, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
Forest SummitMon Aug 10, 2015
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Carthage
— 1 month away
[ProNR] Working Forest Summit 2Mon Aug 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Moore County Cooperative Extension, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327
— 1 month away
PLT K-8 WorkshopWed Aug 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
850 Warren Coleman Blvd, Concord, NC 28025, USA
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopMon Aug 17, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Belmont Abbey College Sacred Heart Campus, 200 Mercy Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, United States
— 1 month away
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