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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

CONTACT:

Brian Schneider, management forester
DuPont State Recreational Forest

828-877-6527

Community invited to discuss management plan
for DuPont State Recreational Forest Nov. 3

HENDERSONVILLE — The public is invited to discuss and comment on the recently completed Land and Resource Management Plan for DuPont State Recreational Forest on Thursday, Nov. 3.

N.C. Forest Service staff will conduct the community meeting at 6 p.m. at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St.

Brian Schneider, management forester at DSRF, will explain the planning process and provide an overview of the plan as it relates to the management of natural communities, wildlife habitat and recreation.

Earlier this year, the General Assembly designated DuPont as a “state recreational forest.” Topics of discussion at the meeting will include how that new designation will affect current and future projects involving recreation, invasive species control, prescribed burning and timber harvesting.

“Meeting participants are encouraged to ask questions and offer comments regarding the current and future management of the forest,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

For more information about the meeting, contact Schneider at 828-877-6527.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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