Thursday, March 11, 2010

DuPont State Forest



As part of their capstone course, students in the forest management technology program recently visited DuPont State Forest. Mr. David Brown, DSF Forest Supervisor, gave an excellent tour. Topics included: hemlock woolly adelgid eradication efforts, forest recreation, BMPs, continuous forest inventories, and American chestnut reestablishment.

The DuPont State Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek.
The original 7600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation. In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. (From: http://www.dupontforest.com/)

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