Extension FORESTRY 
Woodland Owner Notes E-news
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
Land Ownership, Liability,
and the Law in North Carolina
Publication Reminds Us to Protect Against Liability Loss

Now more than ever, demands are being placed on private lands to provide recreation, hunting, and educational use for North Carolina's growing population. Many landowners choose to open their lands to invited guests and accept the responsibility to provide a certain level of protection for their guests. Beyond invited guests, however, landowners also accept a certain degree of obligation or liability for lessees and even trespassers. Take steps now before summer weather brings strangers to your property. Read the full publication HERE.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

May 5, 2018 (Sa) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Birding Hike at Pisgah National Forest, deadline to signup, May 3, 2018. 

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 7-8, 2018 (Th-Fr) "Alternative Land Uses that Impact Forest Landowners" the NC Division of Society of American Foresters Summer Meeting. New Bern, NC. 

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 12-14, 2018 (Tu-Th). Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf 201. Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines, NC. For more details, The Longleaf Alliance

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

July 20-21, 2018 (Fr-Sa) - Sustainable Forestry Conference hosted by Roanoke Electric Cooperative's Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC. Contact Alton Perry for details at aperry@roanokeelectric.com

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/