Dr. Megalos Retires From NC State Extension Forestry
Farewell to Dr. Mark Megalos, who retired from NC State University effective December 31, 2020. Just prior to retirement Dr. Megalos was recognized by EcoForesters with a Lifetime Achievement award for his 34 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. Over his 34 years of service, he strived to maintain a science-based approach to Extension and Engagement, resolving conflicts and challenges that face family forest landowners, the forest industry, and the general public. His focus on the long-term economic, environmental, and social viability of forestry in North Carolina, made significant impact on the well-being of the landowners, industry and citizens of the state. Even though Dr. Megalos is retired from NC State he has not slowed down on behalf of family forest owners. He has moved on to a new role, one that continues to address the challenges faced by family forest owners not just in North Carolina, but nationally, as the Executive Director of the National Woodland Owners Association.