Featured stories and content

FEATURED CONTENT
Project Learning Tree logo

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.

READ THE REST »
Project Learning Tree logo

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.

READ THE REST »
PINEMAP logo

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.

READ THE REST »
forest industry worker

The forest sector has
a $23.47 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 $23.47 billion in industry output and supported more than 122,000 jobs with a payroll of $6.08 billion.  It contributed $9.21 billion dollars to the state’s gross domestic product. Learn more about the economic impact the forest sector has in North Carolina

READ THE REST »
NEWS View All

Enviva to develop 3 new pellet plants

By Erin Voegele | September 17, 2014 Enviva LP is pursuing the development of three new wood pellet plants, including two in North Carolina, which were recently announced by state officials. A location …

– from the   Biomass Blog blog

Massachusetts adds “thermal” to state APS

By Erin Voegele | September 17, 2014 In August, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation that adds renewable thermal energy as a component of the state’s alternative portfolio standard (APS). The measure is …

– from the   Biomass Blog blog

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 »

Prescribed Fire Field Day for Landowners

Registration is now open! To register online click HERE. North Carolina State University Extension Forestry, North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS), 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 »

More News
EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit, NC, United States
— Tomorrow
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— Tomorrow
2014 NC Vegetation Management Association Field DayThu Sep 25, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Bartlett Research Center, Charlotte NC
— 2 days away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopFri Sep 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
300 N Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
— 3 days away
Project Learning Tree PreK-12 WorkshopMon Sep 29, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Catawba College Center for the Environment, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC, United States
— 6 days away
Tracking forest and landscape change from space using the ForWarn system WebinarWed Oct 15, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
10th Biennial Longleaf Conference & 9th Annual Eastern Native Grass SymposiumTue Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:00 AM -
Fri Oct 24, 2014 @ 5:00 PM Where:
Mobile, AL, USA
— 4 weeks away
More Events