5 facts about Forestry

Pinchot et. al. US Use Book Committee
Since Conservation began in the U.S. in the mid 1800s there has been an ongoing debate about Forest preservation, conservation and utilization. Scientific Forest management policy led the early conservation movement with the goal to protect natural resources including animal and plant species, to minimize soil erosion and ensure the quality of water and air … Continued

AMERICAN FORESTRY – BORN IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS AN EXPERIMENT IN CONSERVATION

Black & White photo of Forest with the sun shining through
2015 marks the 150th birthday of America’s First Forester, Gifford Pinchot.  After Pinchot received forestry training in France and returned to the US in 1890, George Vanderbilt hired him as the nation’s first working forester on the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC.  Pinchot created a Forestry Management Plan for the estate and began teaching his … Continued