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RECENT NEWS IN EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
- “Wild” 4-Hers Compete in 2013 NC WHEP Contest
posted on May 15th
- Webinar Series hosted by NC State University to address Climate Change Adaptation
posted on May 9th
- Seymour Delivers 2013 Borlaug Lecture at NC State
posted on April 18th
- Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy
posted on March 25th
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We enable North Carolinians to make informed decisions concerning the management, enhancement, and enjoyment of their forest resources through sound, research-based information and education. North Carolina is a state rich in forest resources with almost 60 percent, or 18.3 million acres, of the state covered in forests. The wise use of this resource is important for water and air quality, wildlife habitat, beautiful views, timber resources, and economic prosperity.
We provide educational opportunities for adults via publications, workshops, videos, conferences, county meetings, and field demonstrations. Advances in technology have allowed us to reach larger numbers of clients through the internet and video conferencing. The Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program provides additional educational opportunities to landowners, professional foresters, and natural resource managers.
With 35 million trees produced annually in 80 counties, North Carolina ranks second in the nation for Christmas tree production. NC State Faculty help Christmas tree growers produce trees with a positive impact on the environment. At the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center , extension specialists assist growers in finding practical solutions to problems through applied on-farm research and educational programs.
Environmental Education for youth is addressed through the state coordination of Project Learning Tree, an educational curriculum for formal and non-formal educators that uses trees as a “window” to the world and our surrounding environment. Various 4-H programs are also a significant part of the youth education program.
Thank you for visiting Extension Forestry’s web page, and we hope the information contained within will be helpful to you and your forest resources.
Dr. Robert Bardon
Department Extension Leader
Assistant Dean for Extension and Engagement
Location: 4233 Jordan Hall II, NCSU Campus