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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

CONTACT: Brian R. Haines, public information officer
N.C. Forest Service
919-857-4828

Two woodland stewardship workshops in WNC in August

RALEIGH — Private forest landowners in Western North Carolina have two opportunities this month to learn principles of forest stewardship.

The N.C. Forest Service, N.C. State University’s Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program and other natural resource agencies are offering workshops in mid-August in the Asheville area. Two other workshops in the “Woodland Steward Series” were held in July.

The two remaining workshops will be led by natural resource and land management specialists and will feature hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom.

Following is the schedule:

  • “Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management,” Wednesday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-noon at Bent Creek Experimental Forest in Asheville.
  • “Stewardship, Recreation & Liability,” Thursday, Aug. 16, 1-4:30 p.m. at Bent Creek, and Friday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Cradle of Forestry in Brevard.

Registration is $50 per participant per workshop and $25 for a spouse or other family member. Woodland owners and managers are encouraged to attend one or more of the workshops according to their interests. The deadline for registration is one week prior to each workshop.

To learn more about the series or to register, contact Addie Thornton, course coordinator, at 919-515-9563 or by email to addie_thornton@ncsu.edu. Additional information is online at www.ncsu-feop.org/woodlandstewards.

The workshops are being hosted by the N.C. Forest Service, N.C. State University’s Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program, the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Cradle of Forestry in America, the N.C. Arboretum and Bent Creek Experimental Forest.

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