FORESTRY
Woodland Owner Notes eNewsletter
June 2019
Women Owning Woodlands: Managing for Pollinators & Native Species Workshops
Are you interested in implementing conservation practices such as establishing pollinator habitat on your land? We’re hosting the Women Owning Woodlands: Managing for Pollinators & Native Species workshop in two locations this summer, providing the perfect opportunity to explore this topic.

Dates and locations of the workshops can be found below and on our website. While this workshop is intended for women, all genders are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
Photo by David Moorhead
Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Diseases
A collaborative network of partners - including federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private landowners, and other sectors - has joined together to restore the longleaf ecosystem through America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative. In this new fact sheet you will find more information about longleaf resilience to damage by insects and fungal pests. Check out the fact sheet to learn more!
NC State Extension Annual Report
The mission of NC State Extension is to improve the lives of North Carolinians and grow a more prosperous state through research-based programs and partnerships that focus on agriculture, food and nutrition, and 4-H youth development. The Extension Annual Report and Impact Booklet have been released, take a peek and find out how Extension Forestry helped communities, businesses and citizens to manage and sustain our shared natural environment. The Extension Stats and Strengths page highlights portions of these reports, to view them in their entirety click here to read the annual report and the impact booklet.
Pine Sawtimber Prices Increased
U.S. housing starts have trended downward in the last few months. In the first quarter of 2019, South-wide average stumpage prices were up for all major timber products, except for hardwood sawtimber, mainly because of season-long wet weather in the southeast region. All pine product prices were up at least 5% from the fourth quarter of 2018. For more information check out the full article here.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

June 4, 2019 (Tue), 9:30am-4pm, Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners. Location: 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC. About 60% of the total forestland in North Carolina is owned by non-industrial private forest landowners. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region. Deadline to register is May 28, click here to register. Contact Rajan Parajuli if you have questions.

June 5, 2019 (Wed), 9-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide, the workshop fee is $20, click here to register. Questions? Contact Renee Strnad.

June 13, 2019 (Thu), 8:30am-4pm, Women Owning Woodlands: Managing for Pollinators & Native Species. Location: Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Rd, Waynesville, NC. Join other woman landowners and land management professionals to grow your network and learn about importance of pollinators and native species, creating and enhancing pollinator habitat, financial and technical assistance programs. Registration is required by Friday, June 7, click here to register.

June 20, 2019 (Thu), 9am-4pm, Wood 101 - Workshop. Location: Hodges Wood Products Laboratory, 411 Dan Allen Dr., Raleigh NC. Join us for an exciting day in our Hodges Wood Products Laboratory for the Wood 101 Workshop, registration is $30 and is required. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Click here for more information, and click here to register.

June 20, 2019 (Thu), 3-5pm, Forestry Pest Management Workshop. Location: Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, Pittsboro, NC. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Kelly Oten, Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator with the N.C. Forest Service. Topics include Native Forest Pest Insects and Invasive Forest Pest Insects.The workshop is FREE but advance registration is required, and the deadline to register is June 14.  Click here to register.

June 24, 2019 (Mon), 8:30am-4pm, Women Owning Woodlands: Managing for Pollinators & Native Species. Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 103 S Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, NC. Join other woman landowners and land management professionals to grow your network and learn about importance of pollinators and native species, creating and enhancing pollinator habitat, financial and technical assistance programs. Registration is required by Monday, June 17, click here to register.

July 11, 2019 (Thu), 9:30am-4pm, Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners. Location: 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region. The deadline to register is July 3, click here to register. Contact Rajan Parajuli if you have any questions.

Save the date! (Th-F) July 18-19, 2019, Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project forest landowner conference . Location: Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC. Come out and learn more about estate planning strategies, available programs and receive technical assistance from the experts. For more information about this project and conference, visit the Roanoke Electric Cooperative website .

Curious about what to expect at a landowner meeting? Check out this recap from a forestry assistance meeting for Martin and Washington County landowners held back in January.
Woodland Owner Notes E-news is a monthly email newsletter from Extension Forestry at NC State University. This newsletter is made possible through support from Renewable Resources Extension Act and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The 2019 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Rich Square, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC
Rajan Parajuli, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Fawcett, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC

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