Landowners on a field tour


We believe in sharing our knowledge with the people of North Carolina and in supporting the economic prosperity of NC communities through the wise use of its forest and natural resources. 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. Our extension and outreach programs work hard to make sure that the general public, landowners, community leaders, industry professionals and others all have an opportunity to learn of new discoveries and techniques affecting their lives in a timely manner.

We do this by providing educational programs and professional services that reach people in a variety of different ways. Our programs cover the spectrum, ranging from Christmas tree production to youth education. Learn about the program areas, educational opportunities, and publications we offer by exploring the links below.

Program Areas / Educational Opportunities / Publications


Presentation being given
College of Natural Resources

Bringing science, technology, policy and people together to work for a healthy and sustainable tomorrow.

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Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Promoting the science and practice of modern forestry and environmental resource management.

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Forestry and Environmental Outreach

Bringing forestry & environmental knowledge of the University to professionals, landowners, and other stakeholders.

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NC Cooperative Extension

Giving easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University.

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