How Forestry Helps Society
Sandhills, Triangle Chapters' Earth Day Walk in the Forest a Major Success
Thanks to the Sandhills and Triangle Chapters of the North Carolina Division of the Appalachian SAF, the town of Erwin recently experienced its first "Walk in the Forest." Held in commemoration of Earth Day, the event brought more than 100 middle school children to a 1,000-acre longleaf pine forest, where they learned about a variety of topics, including the efforts to re-establish the longleaf pine ecosystem in the South and the use of prescribed fire as a forest management tool.
Southwest Virginia Chapter Takes Teachers from "Trees to Products"
Last June, when most teachers were enjoying their summer vacation, five local educators and two watershed coordinators spent theirs hiking through forests, touring forest-products-manufacturing facilities, and participating in Project Learning Tree activities during the 2007 Trees to Products Program hosted by the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Appalachian SAF.
Washington SAF Cosponsors Family Forest Owner Field Day
The Washington SAF (WA SAF) recently sponsored the Washington Family Forest Owner Field Day which treated landowners and the public to a host of demonstrations and information sessions designed to aid the conservation and management of private forestland.
Chapter Uses Insert to Inform Citizens about Forests
According to Our Future Forests, a publication produced by the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Colorado-Wyoming SAF, the Colorado Forest Service, and several other agencies, the forests of Colorado "… are undergoing profound, obvious changes... But amidst this change there is renewal. Young trees are growing among the red trees, and the next forest has already started."
Tanglewood Timber Products Tour Shows Value of Downed Wood
Thanks to a recent Capital Chapter of the Society of American Foresters field trip and Polk County, Oregon, entrepreneur Frank Pender, I now look at downed wood differently and have a greater appreciation for what imagination, creativity, and personal character can do with a log.
Taking a Walk in the Forest Units Now Collaborating with Tree Farmers and PLT
There's no better way to show what forestry is about than by taking people out in the woods to showing them how it's practiced everyday.