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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2011


David Brown, supervisor
DuPont State Recreational Forest
(828) 877-6527, ext. 201

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3007

Troxler will tour DuPont State Recreational Forest Sept. 8


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will meet with N.C. Forest Service staff at the DuPont State Recreational Forest in Western North Carolina.

Following the meeting, Troxler will tour DuPont to survey the forest’s recreational facilities and forestry programs, including the prescribed burning program, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid control program, forest management, wildlife management, deferment harvesting and American chestnut plantings.


Thursday, Sept. 8
1:30 to 5 p.m.

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Media are invited to join the tour at the Hooker Falls access area at 2:30 p.m. or the High Falls access area at 3 p.m. Both locations are on Staton Road.


DuPont State Recreational Forest contains 10,400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The forest contains five lakes and the Little River runs through the forest, with four major waterfalls along its course. The forest has more than 80 miles of roads and trails that are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

DuPont is one of two demonstration forests operated by the N.C. Forest Service across the state. In addition, the service operates six educational state forests to teach the public about the forest environment. In July, the General Assembly transferred the N.C. Forest Service to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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