Extension FORESTRY 
Woodland Owner Notes E-news
Some Seats still Available!
The Natural Shift,
Longleaf Conversion Over Time

Tuesday, April 3 in Carthage, NC
Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Bolivia, NC

This workshop is being offered twice next week and will cover methods and best practices when converting to longleaf while maintaining a pine overstory. These workshops are designed for natural Resource professionals and extremely knowledgeable landowners.  CLICK HERE to register, or call Kelley McCarter at 919-515-9563. But, if you cannot make either workshop contact your local County Extension office to request the workshop repeated in your area.
More Prescribed Fire Education
from NCSU Extension Forestry
NC State Welcomes Laurel Kays

Our new staff member, Ms. Laurel Kays, adds to the expertise on the subject prescribed fire. She will assist Jennifer Fawcett in work on the Comprehensive Strategy for Prescribed Fire in the Southeast United States. Laurel completed her Masters at NCSU in 2017 and has since worked on wildland fire issues in Western NC. You can expect to meet Laurel at any of the workshops and meetings where prescribed fire topics will be presented.
Innovations in Wood Energy Workshop and Tour 
May 22, 2018 at Mills River, NC

Interested in learning more about bioenergy in western North Carolina? A one-day workshop is being offered on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, NC. The workshop will feature presentations but regional experts on topics ranging from use of wasted urban wood for energy, growing energy crops including trees, and the production and viability of local markets for bioenergy products such as pellets. For full details and to register to attend, visit the website at   go.ncsu.edu/wood2energy
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

April 3, 2018 (Tu) 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Natural Shift: Longleaf Conversion Over Time at the Moore County Extension Office, Carthage, NC. Advanced registration and workshop fee are required.

April 4, 2018 (We)  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Natural Shift: Longleaf Conversion Over Time at the Cumberland Extension Office in Fayetteville, NC.  Advanced registration and workshop fee are required.

April 5, 2018 (Th)  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Natural Shift: Longleaf Conversion Over Time at the Brunswick County Extension Office in Bolivia, NC.  Advanced registration and workshop fee are required.

May 19, 2018 (Sa) 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. 2018 North Carolina Forest Service Stewardship Forestry Recognition Program and Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel, Greensboro, NC.

May 22, 2018 (Tu)  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Western North Carolina Wood to Energy Workshop at the Mountain Horticultural Research Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Advanced registration and workshop fee are required.

June 9-12, 2018 (Sa-Tu) - 2018 National Convention of the Association of Consulting Foresters - Asheville, NC. For more details,  director@acf-foresters.org

June 26, 2018 (Tu) - 2018 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners - Greensboro, GA.

October 24-26, 2018 (We-Fr) - The Longleaf Alliance Biennial Conference - Holiday Inn, Alexandria, LA. Details at:  http://go.ncsu.edu/longleafconference
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 2018 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NCSU, Eastern NC Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC

Send Comments to: Kelley McCarter, at NC State University, Phone: 919-515-9563

NC State University
Extension Forestry
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008
Phone: 919-515-5573
Website:  https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/