Four workshops for private forest landowners in Western North Carolina will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays between mid-July and mid-August.
The workshops, titled “Woodland Steward Series: Mountains Program,” are held at various locations including the N.C. Arboretum, Cradle of Forestry and Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Landowners can pick one or all of the workshop to attend. Topics include:
• Discovering Your Land: Basic Land Management Skills
• Native Landscaping & Water Management
• Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management
• Stewardship, Recreation & Liability
The workshops give landowners the knowledge and resources necessary to enrich their experience as woodland owners and managers. Each workshop consists of a one-and-a-half day meeting led by natural resource and land management specialists, including both hands-on activities in the field and instruction in the classroom.
The event is sponsored by the North Carolina State University’s Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program, Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, North Carolina Forest Service, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Cradle of Forestry in America, The N.C. Arboretum and Bent Creek Experimental Forest.