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2019 NCFA Annual Meeting
October 2-4, 2019 in Wilmington, NC at Hotel Ballast, 301 N. Water St. (formerly Hilton Wilmington Riverside). To make a reservation call: (910) 763-5900
Make your reservation today! More Annual Meeting information is listed below.

NC SFI-SIC Meeting
November 13, 2019 in Raleigh, at the NCFA Office. Meeting starts at 9:30 am. For questions or for more information contact Amy Juliana at (919) 834-3943 ext.2 or at

SLTC Meeting - Drake Landing
November 14, 2019 at 9:30 am the Safety, Logging, and Transportation Committee (SLTC) will meet at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina. For question or for more information please contact Justin Faircloth at (919) 594-2254 or at

For registration forms, exhibitor's packet, sponsorship information, or a full meeting schedule please visit the North Carolina Forestry Association's Annual Meeting Page on our website.

2019 Annual Meeting Sponsors
ArborGen, Inc.
Assured Partners (formerly Davis-Garvin Insurance Agency)
Bristol Industries, Inc.
Canal Wood, LLC
Canfor Southern Pine
Chatham Lumber Co.
Claybourn Walters Logging Co.
Columbia Forest Products
DeBerry Land & Timber, LLC
Domtar Paper Co., LLC - Kingsport
Domtar Paper Co., LLC - Marlboro Mill
Domtar Paper Co., LLC - Plymouth
Edwards Wood Products, Inc.
Enviva Biomass
Farm Credit Associations of NC
Forestry Mutual Insurance Co.
Georgia-Pacific WFS, LLC
Hartley Brothers Sawmill Inc.
Hunt Forest Resources, LLC
H.W. Culp Lumber Co.
IFCO Seedlings
International Paper Co.
Island Creek Forest Products Co., Inc.
Jerry W. Williams & Sons
Jordan Timberlands, Inc.
J.W. Jones Lumber Co., Inc.
Liberty Woodyards, Inc.
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
McLaurin Company Inc.
Montgomery Community College
New-Indy Containerboard, LLC
Pinnacle Trailer Sales Inc.
Sam Cook
Shaver Wood Products, Inc.
Southern Veneer Specialty Products
Summit Logging LLC
Timbco, LLC
Timber Mart - South
Tri-State Land & Timber, LLC
Troy Lumber Co.
Uwharrie Lumber Company
Valwood Corporation
WestRock CP, LLC
Weyerhaeuser Co.

2019 Annual Meeting 
American Forest Management, Inc.
Assured Partners (formerly Davis-Garvin Insurance Agency)
Bodenhamer Farms
Colony Tire
Forestry Mutual Insurance Co.
IFCO Seedlings
Outdoor Access, Inc.
Pine Garden Baskets
Pinova Inc.
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co. 
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
Voice Directed Tally Systems, Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Co.

Forestry Day 2020
The NCFA's Forestry Day in the Legislature took place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC. The day started with a briefing for the membership and then a luncheon was held later that day. Stay tuned for more information about Forestry Day 2020!
Friends of Forestry PAC Committee
Join the PAC!
The Friends of Forestry Political Action Committee is one of the top 25 business FFPAC's in North Carolina. Our success in the General Assembly is directly related to our ability to educate candidates on the importance of forestry to our state's environment and economy and our PAC's ability to support candidates that are friends of forestry and the forest products industry. The committee is seeking new members to participate and engage in PAC decisions. Interested individuals can contact the Friends of Forestry PAC treasurer Amy Juliana at

The Friends of Forestry Political Action Committee(FFPAC) will hold its Reverse Raffle Event this year on October 2, 2019 during our Annual Meeting in Wilmington, NC. FFPAC members and NCFA Board of Directors will be selling tickets to the event where the last ticket(s) pulled is the winning ticket(s). Tickets will once again be one for $50 or three for $100. Typically, the winning jackpot is $5,000. Once the number of tickets left in the barrel drops to five, there is an option for the individuals to share the winnings. You do not have to be present to enter the raffle. If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact Amy Juliana at or (800) 231-7723 ext. 2

Jimbo Shaver-141
Bruce Evans-109
Allen Whitesell-39
Dean Alsup-37
Allen Plaster-31
Parker Lumpkin-30
John Parson-30
Rudy Daughtry-21
Bernard Rose-18
Bob Pippen-18
Jeff Edwards-16
David Hendrix-16
Clay Creed-15
Boyd McLaurin-15
Marshall Thompson-15
Dwight Batts-15
Joe Evans-15
Steven Crawley-15
Kenny Cain-15
Charles Jones-15
Scott Smearman-15
Doug Burleson-15
Jack Swanner-15
David Johnson-14
Lacy White-13
Mike Patram-12
Russell Strong-12
Roger Melvin-12
Ashley Faircloth-9
Jim Durham-9
Wib Owen-6
Scott Brewer-6
Stacy Bentley-6
W. Andrew Casey-3
Amy Phillips-3
Jeff Pardue-3
Lauren Killian-3
Continuing Issues...

Guest Workers

 for a list of Key House Members to Contact

for suggested talking points on this issue. 

for the NAFO letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Click Here for the Hardwood Federation comments about the proposed tariffs impact. 

Methy Bromide Fumigating Logs
On November 7th, 2018 the Air Quality Committee directed the Department of Air Quality (DAQ) to proceed to permanent rule-making. NCFA continues to be involved and will provide updates. 

Click here for the presentation. 

Click here for general information. 

Farm Bill
The Farm Bill was passed by Congress on December 12, 2018, and it was signed into law by the President on December 20, 2018.

Member Spotlight
Please share your stories, photos and events. Send information to Justin Faircloth

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and is
 tasked to provide quality environmental education programming to K-12 students.  
In North Carolina, PLT works through the partnership with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Forestry, North Carolina Forestry Association, and the North Carolina Forest Service.  

For more information click here.

N.C. Extension Forestry
NC State Extension is the largest outreach program at NC State University. Based in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we reach millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state's 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 

For the NC State Extension Forestry Events Calendar click here.

For the recently updated Working with Wildlife Series click here.

For more information or to visit the NC State Forestry Extension website click here.
Job  Opportunities
Bullock Brothers Equipment Co. - Equipment Salesman Position

Smith-Rowe, LLC. - Multiple Positions Available  
Smith-Rowe, LLC is searching for equipment operators in their Land Clearing Department:  Knuckleboom/Skidder, Fellerbuncher, and Excavator. Smith-Rowe, LLC is also searching for two Chainsaw Operators. For a list of open positions, please visit Smith-Rowe's Career Listings section on their website at or contact Jill Cave at 336-789-8221.

Statistics and Label Use Coordinator - Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

The Coordinator for Statistics and Label Use supports the integrity of the SFI program by supporting SFI certified company certification and label use, data collection, analysis, and special projects. This position would support SFI's work to increase global relevancy and responsible forestry by strengthening ties through the supply chain through work with SFI database developers and SFI staff. The position also supports certification standard market acceptance activities concerning SFI and PEFC and promotes the programs in North America and globally.  
This position is temporary (15 months) and will cover a maternity leave scheduled to start mid-September. This position can start immediately to allow for training. SFI is constantly growing and there is potential for continued employment after the maternity leave position. For a full job description or application instructions click here.

EGGER Group - Assistant Wood Purchasing Manager
EGGER Group has started searching for the second (of two) Assistant Wood Purchasing Managers for their facility in Lexington, NC.

If you are interested in this opportunity, or if you have questions, please contact hiring manager Tom Coates at or at (336) 486-0330

To read a full job description
click here.

Southeast Regional Coordinator - Forest Stewards Guild

The successful candidate will have a degree in forestry, ecology, natural resource management, or related field with professional experience. This individual will have excellent communication and written skills, be able to work alone outdoors in remote locations, and desire to support rapidly expanding Guild presence and ecological forestry in the Southeast.

For the full job description click here

To advertise job opportunities in the NCFA's publications or on our website please contact Communications Coordinator Justin Faircloth at (919) 834-3943 Ext. 3 or at
Additional Resources
NCFS - Bottomland Swamps Miniseries 

The North Carolina Forest Service has published online a new mini-series of bottomland swamp forest "Forestry Leaflets" on the Water Quality Publications section of the NCFS website: Click here to access the link. The leaflets are categorized in the following order:
BF-1: Understanding North Carolina's Bottomland Swamp Forests.
BF-2: Natural Reforestation in Cypress-Tupelo Swamps.
BF-3: Planting Cypress and Tupelo Seedlings for Reforestation in Deep Swamps.
BF-4: Harvesting Timber Using the Shovel-Mat Logging Method.
BF-5: Understanding Turbidity as it Relates to Logging in Swamps and Bottomland Areas of North Carolina.
These leaflets are an outcome of the 2017 Bottomland and Swamp Forest Symposium that was hosted in Wilmington, NC. While there are no plans to host another symposium, these leaflets coupled with the event's presentations online serve as references for those interested in this topic. For more information click here.

New NCFS Water Quality Publications
The North Carolina Forest Service has released several new water quality publications for 2019. These publications serve as a valuable conduit of information for individuals working in the forest industry. Please take time to read/review these resources.

1.  2018 Year in Review: success stories and accomplishments of NCFS; outline of Non-point Source and Water Quality Programs. Printed copies are available.

2.   Status Report on the NCFS Bridgemat Program: covers bridgemat basics, NCFS loan delivery service from 2009-2017, follows-up on the previous 2008 report, outreach and education, emergency response applications, a summary of applied research projects that involved bridgemats and more!

3.  BMP Video Series: five short videos that were filmed between 2005 and 2010, previously only available in a hard copy. The videos have been edited and uploaded to YouTube, for viewing without a hard copy. Each video has an accompanying document that outlines important topics covered in the video. 

For more information or for questions contact Dr. A.J. Lang, Watershed and Conservation Staff Forester with the N.C. Forest Service at (919) 857-4857 or 

Beaver Management Assistance Program

The Beaver Management Assistance Program (BMAP) was authorized by the N.C. General Assembly in 1992 and is currently administered by USDA-WS Wildlife Services, with oversight from the NCWRC and the BMAP Advisory Board. North Carolina counties can voluntarily participate in the program; currently 44 counties are enrolled. 

For more information on BMAP click here.  

For a guide to obtaining BMAP services click here
September 20, 2019

NCFA Annual Meeting
The NCFA's 2019 Annual Meeting, Forestry: From the Roots to the Crown; will be held in Wilmington, NC, October 2-4, 2019. Key topics will include North Carolina forest history, forest markets, future forecast of the industry, current forest industry outlook, SFI sustainability standards, and more. For 2019 the NCFA's Friends of Forestry Political Action Committee or FFPAC will host its annual reverse raffle at Ironclad Brewery on October 2. The same evening there will be a reception, dinner, and live music at Ironclad Brewery for all attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. Highlights for Thursday October 3 include: sporting clays, spouse program, golf tournament, silent auction, awards banquet, and comedian Jerry Carroll. Friday will bring the Annual Meeting to a close, and wrap up with a Board of Directors Meeting. For questions or for more information about the 2019 Annual Meeting please contact the NCFA Office at (919) 834-3943.


For registration forms, exhibitor's packet, sponsorship information, or a full meeting schedule please visit the North Carolina Forestry Association's  Annual Meeting Page on our website.


Make your room reservations by calling Hotel Ballast at (910) 763-5900

*Room pricing and  availability  determined by Hotel Ballast beginning 9/1/19.
Silent Auction
  A silent auction to benefit the Forest Education & Conservation Foundation (FECF) will be held on Thursday October 3 from 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. The FECF supports the NCFA's programs such as the Forestry & Environmental Camps, the Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience as well as our many marketing campaigns that promote sustainable forestry in our state. Please consider donating an item to this year's auction and submit a donation form. For more information, please contact Silent Auction Coordinator Jim Durham at
Please Turn In Your Annual FFPAC Reverse Raffle Tickets!
The Friends of Forestry Political Action Committee(FFPAC) will hold its Reverse Raffle Event this year on October 2, 2019 during our Annual Meeting in Wilmington. FFPAC members and NCFA Board of Directors will be selling tickets to the event where the last ticket(s) pulled is the winning ticket(s). Tickets will once again be one for $50 or three for $100. Typically, the winning jackpot is $5,000. Once the number of tickets left in the barrel drops to five, there is an option for the individuals to share the winnings. You do not have to be present to enter the raffle. 

The raffle and straight donations put the fundraising effort for 2018 just over $32,000!  This was new all-time high for the Friends of Forestry PAC. FFPAC Chair Ashley Faircloth encourages all NCFA members to help the FFPAC in making this year's Reverse Raffle the best we've ever had! If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact FFPAC Treasurer Amy Juliana at or (800) 231-7723 ext. 2.
All sold or unsold FFPAC Reverse Raffle Tickets must be turned into the the NCFA Office as soon as possible! Thank you to all of our Top Raffle Ticket Sellers!

Jimbo Shaver-141
Bruce Evans-109
Allen Whitesell-39
Dean Alsup-37
Allen Plaster-31
Parker Lumpkin-30
John Parson-30
Rudy Daughtry-21
Bernard Rose-18
Bob Pippen-18
Jeff Edwards-16
David Hendrix-16
Clay Creed-15
Boyd McLaurin-15
Marshall Thompson-15
Dwight Batts-15
Joe Evans-15
Steven Crawley-15
Kenny Cain-15
Charles Jones-15
Scott Smearman-15
Doug Burleson-15
Jack Swanner-15
David Johnson-14
Lacy White-13
Mike Patram-12
Russell Strong-12
Roger Melvin-12
Ashley Faircloth-9
Jim Durham-9
Wib Owen-6
Scott Brewer-6
Stacy Bentley-6
W. Andrew Casey-3
Amy Phillips-3
Jeff Pardue-3
Lauren Killian-3

2018 FFPAC Champion Jimbo Shaver (right) was the top seller of raffle tickets for the Friends of Forestry's Annual Reverse Raffle, selling 130 tickets. 
New TreeLine Magazine
The  North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA)  is pleased to announce that the new quarterly TreeLine magazine has shipped out to our membership. The publication changed from the previous monthly format to a quarterly  production schedule in order to include a more comprehensive cross-section of information for NCFA members.

The TreeLine Magazine will be the new flagship publication for the NCFA, highlighting not only our membership, but also North Carolina's forestry community as whole.  Thank you to all of our member companies that have advertised in the TreeLine Magazine thus far. We look forward to a bright future with this new publication moving forward!

For more information about the NCFA's publications, please contact Communications Coordinator Justin Faircloth at (919) 594-2254 or at .

Trees Conducting Waste Clean-Up?
When it comes to ridding the earth of pollution leaking from dumps, closed landfills, and other waste sites, specific types of trees are quietly and efficiently absorbing the toxins.

Through a process known as phytoremediation, green plants are used to remove, degrade, or stabilize pollutants and contaminants, such as toxic metals, from soil or groundwater. The practice of using trees as waste cleanup tools has been around for many decades and its early promise as a low-cost alternative to other cleanup methods has borne out.

So with the science maturing, and the success stories racking up, phytoremediation is becoming the solution of choice for many communities and corporations looking to cleanup polluted waste sites.

The trees are mostly fast growing willows and poplars, which are ideal for phytoremediation because they grow quickly and have deep and extensive root systems. They have the potential to take up a lot of waste water at water-rich sites, but they can also work without a lot of water on water-limited sites.

In fact, the faster and bigger a tree grows, the harder it works to take up pollutants from soil and nearby water sources such as surface streams and belowground aquifers.

For more information, or to read the full article from the U.S. Forest Service's website  click here
Wood Pellet Production Capacity in the U.S. South
Wood pellet production capacity in North America has increased 144% over the past decade. Growing to meet European demand for renewable energy-and more recently demand from Asia-wood pellet manufacturing capacity has consolidated and shifted across regions. Today, the U.S. South is the largest wood pellet producing region in North America. With 11.5 million tons of capacity, the region accounts for 58% of North America's wood pellet capacity (Figure). The South's production capacity has increased more than fivefold since 2009, growing at a compound annual rate of 14%.

The nature and structure of wood pellet capacity within the region has changed as well. The shift to an export-oriented business has pushed the wood pellet industry to economically efficient large-scale production facilities in an effort to lower per unit costs. Since 2009, the average capacity of wood pellet manufacturing facilities in the U.S. South grew 180%, reaching 250 thousand tons in 2019.

Scale leverages technological advances in the forest products industry, and industry consolidation further leverages those benefits. Enviva, the largest industrial pellet producer in the world, entered the market in 2010 and currently accounts for 40% of the U.S. South's wood pellet capacity and 23% of North America's. In 2019, in addition to announced capacity increases at Enviva's Greenwood and Sampson facilities, the company began operations at its 661 thousand ton mill in Hamlet, NC. Further growth is expected with announced capacity increases at Enviva's Northampton and Southampton mills in 2020 as well as plans to build a new facility in Lucedale, MS.

For more information, or to read the full article from Forisk Consulting's website  click here
Forest2Market Discusses Key Factors that Impact Timber Prices
Regardless of location, wood feedstock costs are the single largest variable costs of wood-consuming manufacturing projects. As such, it is imperative to have a firm understanding of timber prices (stumpage) in a supply region not only during a site selection process, but also as an ongoing operating cost within that supply region. 

Stumpage price-the price paid to a landowner for the right to harvest trees from the owners' timberland-can vary dramatically across local wood basins. Within the US South alone, stumpage prices may vary significantly across state lines and even county-to-county within a relatively compact geographic proximity. (The market differences are even more stark when compared to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region, for instance, where tree species, average log size, units of measure and harvesting practices are unique to the region.)

However, an analysis of US South timber sales data collected by Forest2Market indicates that increases and decreases in price are typically tied to one of 5 (and a half) primary factors that affect stumpage prices, regardless of where they fall within the wood basin.

1.  Competition: Wood basins are generally small in size and consist of a handful of counties. 

2.  Inventory: Maintaining an adequate inventory level is vital to managing facility production, associated costs and overall supply chain productivity; optimizing the supply chain can save money and improve efficiencies.

3.   Seasonality & Weather: Wet weather makes it difficult for loggers to supply as many loads of wood per day as they could during dry times.

   3.5   Extreme Weather Events: While seasonal weather patterns have a recurring impact on timber prices, purchasers must also account for unforeseen, but plausible, extreme weather events like hurricanes, wildfires, prolonged droughts, etc. that can have intense, lasting impacts on forest resources.

4. Tract Size: The cost of transporting equipment from one tract to another is a major expense for loggers.

5. Tree Size and Quality: Pricing can often appear product-based when, in fact, the size of the tree is what ultimately matters.

These ever-changing variables contribute to the complexity of the wood supply chain and marketplace. In order to better understand market price, it is important to thoroughly examine these factors in light of both short- and long-term risks and opportunities.

For more information, or to read the full article from Forest2Market's website  click here
Impacts of Hurricane Dorian on North Carolina's Forests
After devastating the Bahamas and other Caribbean Islands before turning north and skirting the eastern U.S. coast, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2019 as a Category 1 storm. A four-to-seven-foot storm surge flooded many homes and roadways. In addition, powerful waves caused beach erosion that reshaped many parts of North Carolina's beloved Outer Banks.

However, when it comes to forestland, North Carolina dodged a bullet. Wind is the primary cause of immediate storm-related tree loss or damage and two areas within North Carolina fell within the swath of hurricane force winds (winds greater than 74 mph):

1: The area from Ocean Isle Beach north to Sea Breeze, including Southport and Bald Head Island

2 Much of the Outer Banks from Cape Carteret to Nags Head.

The day after the hurricane, the N.C. Forest Service did an aerial survey to assess impacts to trees in the areas most impacted by the storm. While sustained winds of 81 mph with gusts up to 94 mph were recorded at Cape Lookout, little wind damage to trees was observed. Scattered trees blown over from the hurricane were observed, primarily on the Outer Banks. Surveyors also noticed many storm-toppled trees that did not occur recently and likely occurred when Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina almost a year ago, on Sept. 14, 2018.

The major effects from this storm will more likely be from flooding. Aerial surveyors visually documented standing water throughout the region. While these floodwaters will recede and independently may not usually be of concern, the timing is bad luck for the already stressed trees. Trees in this area are already water stressed from a period of excessive rainfall followed by a mini-drought  that occurred from September 2018 through this summer. With Hurricane Dorian following close behind, adding up to 12 more inches of rainfall in some areas, these ongoing water stress issues will only be exacerbated.

Forest and landscape trees should be monitored as a routine practice and management recommendations made to maintain tree health. While not much can be done in a forested situation for individual trees experiencing prolonged water stress, landscape trees can be given adequate water and nutrition to aid in their recovery from these conditions. N.C. Forest Service personnel can aid in these recommendations and can be reached at your local county N.C. Forest Service Office.

For more information, or to read the full article on the N.C. Forest Service's website click here
Legislative Affairs            
For an overview of the North Carolina Forestry Association's legislative involvement and initiatives contact Executive Vice President Dr. John Hatcher at (919) 834-3943 Ext. 5 or at
North Carolina General Assembly Update
The North Carolina General Assembly convened for the long-session starting on January 30th. The legislature's "crossover deadline" was May 8, 2019. This date marked the day that most bills have to be voted out of at least one chamber in order to be considered by the General Assembly this session. Redistricting bills, bills introduced on the report of Appropriations, Finance, or Rules committees, adjournment resolutions and ratification of amendments to the Constitution of the United States are exempt from the crossover deadline. NCFA will continue to monitor the General Assembly as bills continue through the process.

  Click here for the full legislative update.                                                                                                   

We will be continually monitoring the proceedings in the state legislature, and keep our membership updated as relevant issues arise. For more information or for questions about the North Carolina Forestry Association's legislative involvement contact NCFA  Executive Vice President Dr. John Hatcher at (803) 640-9125 or at
Methyl Bromide Log Fumigation Update
The North Carolina Department of Air Quality opens comment period for the proposed adoption of the control of emissions from log fumigation operations rule and the amendment of the toxic air pollutant guidelines rule.
Nearly a year has passed since the Department of Air Quality (DAQ) notified log fumigation operators of its intent to modify their air quality permits. Last fall, the North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) and other interested parties successfully argued against the adoption of temporary rules restricting the practice of log fumigation. DAQ then proposed permanent rules on log fumigation and an amendment to the toxic air pollutant guidelines rule. This week, DAQ opened the public comment period and will allow comments until Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm for the proposed rules. NCFA opposes the proposed rule and amendment as it puts North Carolina at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states.
National Issues Update
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) published the following in a recent update on their website regarding key issues affecting the forest industry at the national level: 

Recently, EPA Administer Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced the repeal of the Obama-era clean water rule, known as Waters of the U.S. or WOTUS. The proposed rule would remove several categories of waterways and wetlands from federal jurisdiction and limit the federal government's oversight to large bodies of water.

The proposal categorizes waters the federal government may regulate into six buckets. Buckets most relevant to forestry include: "traditional navigable waters," used for transportation and commerce; tributaries to navigable waters; certain lakes and ponds; and wetlands adjacent to the traditional navigable waters.
Waters deemed to be outside the scope of federal jurisdiction include most ditches, groundwater, stormwater control facilities, and waste treatment systems.

This action is the first step in a two-step regulatory process. Step two of this rulemaking will reportedly be finalized by the end of the year. Environmental groups are expected to challenge this rulemaking in court.

For more information or to read the full article from the Forest Resources Association's website  click here
For questions regarding the ProLogger program, please contact Jack Swanner at (828)421-8444
ProLogger Schedule
 The 2019 ProLogger Base Classes and Module 19 Courses are complete. The Module 20 Offerings and the 2020 Base Class schedule will be posted in the coming weeks. For more updates please visit 

For questions regarding NCFA operations, please contact Ann Harper at (919)834-3943 Ext. 1
For questions regarding the NCFA's Communications or to request additional copies of publications, please contact Communications Coordinator Justin Faircloth at (919)834-3943 Ext. 3 or at .
NCFA Media Corner
If you haven't already done so, please take time to follow the North Carolina Forestry Association's social media accounts. Keep track of what the NCFA is doing through live event coverage, weekly updates, and more!

Facebook: @NorthCarolinaForestryAssociation

Twitter: @NCForestryAssoc

Instagram: @northcarolinaforestryassoc

For more information or for questions regarding the NCFA's media and publications, please click here.
Forestry Education  
If you would like education materials and resources, or want to bring a forestry education outreach program to your community; please contact Amy Juliana at
SAVE THE DATE: Fall Forestry and Environmental Camps
The North Carolina Forestry Association's Forestry and Environmental Camp is one of our longer running educational programs, and we could not do it without you. Please help us teach our young people about sustainable forestry by volunteering for a camp near you! We are in need of forestry, natural resource professionals, and environmental educators to volunteer to lead our rotational activities and lesson plans to local students. 

Activities are focused on forestry and environmental education; which cover topics on wildlife, dendrology, forest products, soils, compass work, mapping, and tree measurement. The NCFA will provide the lesson plans and materials, we just need you! See below for the dates of the camp and how to register. For additional details, please review the attached Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for activities overview for middle students.

Tuesday September 24-Friday September 27, 2019; 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Lake Norman State Park-
759 State Park Rd, Troutman, NC 28166. The  NCFA is once again returning to Lake Norman State Park to host the 6th grade students of Brawley Middle School and Troutman Middle School.
Sign Up using our online system  

Monday, October 14, 2019 at Kentwood Park in Raleigh, NC. 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  The NCFA is once again returning to Kentwood Park to host the 5th grade students of A.B. Combs Elementary School.
Sign Up using our online system

Monday, November 4- Friday, November 8 2019; 8:30 am- 1:30 p.m. Hugh MacRae Park- 
314 Pine Grove Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409. The  NCFA is once again returning to Hugh MacRae Park to host the 6th grade students of Roland Grise Middle School and Murray Middle School.
National Forest Products Week Essay Contest
The North Carolina Forestry Association will host the third annual Forest Products Week Essay Contest this fall for 3rd thru 12th graders. There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy every day. Winners and teachers of winners will receive cash prizes! Essays are due October 25, 2019. Please share our contest with the teachers in your community.
Thank you to our sponsors:  North Carolina Forest Service and North Carolina SFI Implementation Committee. 
Please click here for writing prompts, essay length guidelines, and how to submit essays.

More Education Opportunities...
For more educational opportunities or for more information, please visit our website:
Upcoming Events & Workshops
  September 28, 2019-  National Public Lands Day/Volunteer Trail Work Day , to be held at Crowder's Mountain State Park. Volunteer at Crowders's Mountain State Park and participate in the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the nation. Volunteer will meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. for refreshments, fellowship, and a brief meeting. Following the meeting, the crew leaders will divide the volunteers into crews and work on trail maintenance projects until 11:30 a.m. Water, snacks, work gloves, safety glasses, insect  repellent, and tools will be provided by the park.  Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any medications that you may need. For questions or for more information about this event visit the NC State Parks website; click here

October 17, 2019-  North Carolina State University's College of Natural Resources (CNR) is hosting its Inaugural Career Fair at Talley Student Union.  Connect in-person with students looking for internships, part-time and full-time employment openings in a wide range of industries including engineering, environment, sustainable business, recreation, sport and more. CNR expects  more than 500 students from 23 different undergraduate and graduate programs to attend. The career fair begins at 10:00 a.m. For more information click here.

October 19, 2019- Gorges' Gorgeous Colors Event, to be held at Gorges State Park. Sponsored by Friends Of Gorges, visit Gorges State Park to enjoy the start of Fall. Viewing of the changing of leaves as they go from green to those brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.The program is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For questions or for more information about this event visit the NC State Parks website;  click here

November 2, 2019- Fire on the Mountain Event , to be held at Hanging Rock State Park.  Learn how fire is used to help forests be healthy, how fire can be used to make the park more safe, and how fire can actually help make habitat better for wildlife. Debunk some common misperceptions about fire! Hanging Rock State Park's partners the North Carolina Forest Service, Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, Wildlife Resources Commission, Stokes County Fire Marshall, and lots of other land managers will be present to share what they do and how they use fire as a tool. Learn about how you can use fire to improve your own property. The program is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions or for more information about this event visit the NC State Parks website;  click here .

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