Monday, January 26, 2009

Mountain Foresters Head to Virginia Coast for Conference

Haywood's Forestry students and faculty recently returned from the winter meeting of the Appalachian Society of American Foresters in Newport News, Virginia. The three-day meeting was an opportunity to hear distinguished forestry professionals address a number of topics ranging from emerging wood products to the dynamic future of the profession. The meeting also served as an opportunity to network with future employers and department heads from regional baccalaureate forestry programs like Clemson, NC State, and Virginia Tech. A student tour organized by Virginia Tech featured an overview of the forest management practices implemented on Newport News'12,000 acre watershed. HCC also had the most forestry students represented at the conference!

On the way out of town, the group informally toured the Newport News marine center and enjoyed some Chesapeake Bay seafood!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to know that the Natural Resources Dept. is moving on and demonstrating to everyone the importance of good sound leadership. From the classroom to the collegiate field you guys and girls make the college look good!!! Even though I have retired I feel the pride just as if I were still there. Good luck to all of you. I hope you realize you have some of the best instructors and they truly care about each one of you. Jan Camp