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Partners for Fish and Wildlife in North Carolina 
All private landowners qualify to participate in Partners for Fish and Wildlife.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife provides technical assistance such as habitat restoration and enhancement recommendations and planning. Since the program began in North Carolina in 1988, nearly 15,000 acres of upland and bottomland habitat and 30 miles of streams have been restored in over 230 projects throughout North Carolina. Financial assistance is often available. Landowners are expected to agree to keep their land in the restored condition for a minimum of 10 years and to provide cost share or in kind services.  Read more here.
Firewood Production from Private Forestlands
If you are interested in firewood production or want to make sure your firewood business is efficient and lucrative, here is the second part of last month's article.

Recent and upcoming workshops
on developing or managing a firewood business can be very helpful. Slide presentations and videos are available at the Wood Products Projects website maintained by Harry Watt. Help yourself to any of the materials at this website: Wood Education and Resource Center, located in Princeton, WV.   
NC Cooperative Extension offers specialized staff to assist in educational programs for landowners.  Harry Watt, is the Business Improvement Specialist with the NCSU Wood Products Extension office in Statesville, NC. Harry maintains a webpage with many resources for landowners and small wood products businesses. He also travels the state participating in workshops and tours in support of NC woodland owners, saw mills, and firewood business operators. His helpful website is:   https://outreach.cnr.ncsu.edu/ncwood
Spotlight on Local Woodland Owner Support
Welcome Marsh McGraw

Marsh McGraw is the NC District Area Ag Agent for Davie & Yadkin Counties. She will be supporting landowner on the areas of alternative agriculture, environmental issues, natural resources, pesticide coordinator, ponds and wildlife. She holds a Master's in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science from NC A&T, and a Bachelor's in Plant and Soil Science at the University of Arkansas Monticello. 
Noteworthy Forestry Publications
Do you receive any of these woodland owner publications?

Landowners who engage through membership in national, regional and local  organizations are more informed and protect their investment. Here is a list of links to major publications that members of these organizations contribute to and receive by mail. Take a look to see if any of these organizations can be a source of education, inspiration or of service to you.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

January 24-26, 2018 (We-Fr) - Conservation of Working Forests and their Contribution to Society; Appalachian Society of American Foresters 2018 Winter Meeting - Hilton Hotel, 45 W. Orchard Pk. Dr., Greenville, SC 29615.

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 coming soon.
Woodland Owner Notes E-news is an 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 2017 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NCSU, Eastern NC Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, 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
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, 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/