Thursday, January 20, 2011

HCC Students attend the Pisgah Chapter SAF Quarterly Meeting

On Tuesday, January 18th, students from the HCC Student Chapter of the SAF informally attended the SAF Pisgah Chapter's quarterly meeting at Neo Cantina in Asheville, NC. This was the first time for these students to attend a meeting such as this, but hopefully not the last. The students had a chance to converse with professionals who come from various parts of the region and forestry disciplines to attend these meetings. Aside from the valuable networking aspect, this meeting had the added bonus of a presentation of the US Forest Service's newest Forest Stewardship Program. Dale Remington and Jason Rodrigue from the USFS office in Asheville NC, detailed the collaborative approach the USFS will be taking in assigning timber contracts and restoration projects. This presentation gave our students a "sneak-peek" of what's to come, as well as the possibility of intern and volunteer opportunities.

For more information on implementation of stewardship contracts, contact Dale Remington at 828-257-4261 or by email at

For more information on collaboration and agreement involvement, contact Jason Rodrigue at 828-257-4248 or by email at

The current list of Master Agreement Organizations include:

National Wild Turkey Federation
Contact: Ted Schenck 803-637-3106,

Ruffed Grouse Society
Contact: Mark Banker 814-867-7964,

US Wildlife Resources Commission
Contact: Mallory Martin 919-707-0016