I am against the sale of the Hofmann Forest. I studied forestry in Munich, Germany and I remember some of our professors telling us about the Hofmann Forest and what a great asset it is for the forestry students and faculty to have a learning and income facility like that. A forest like that can show to the public that forestry can be financially and ecologically sustainable. Selling the forest would show exactly the opposite. It would show the public that we can not manage forests sustainable and therefor that our profession is useless. This is not a picture a Dean of a College of Natural Resources should paint to make the college attractive.
It would be nice if, for once, we could treat natural resources as something besides another means to turn a quick buck.
This forest should not be sold to those who are only going to turn around and rape it for profits. That is a disservice to all NC residents. This forest needs to stay within the University system for continues use and research by our forestry students and others alike who need it for advanced studies.
Douglas Paprocki11 hours ago Comments: As a former NC resident and a forest owner who understands the valuable ecological services/benefits that standing forests provide, I strongly request that the Hofmann Forest be preserved and protected for the future. Douglas Paprocki Purdue University
martin mccabe1 month ago Comments: This forest should not be sold. It should be kept for studying purposes. If anything we need more open space not less.
Carlo Frate4 months ago Comments: FOREST REPRIEVE? : Now that this SCAM has fallen through, we need to look into WHY. Perhaps SOME money-ed interests have a hidden agenda. The owners of this land, forest, [and hopefully the MINERAL RIGHTS] should get together with NCSU and other forestry schools within the state [and without ] should provide a 500 year plan for this legacy tract. This land should be held forever for the people; part of THE COMMONS. All hopes for commercial/extractive development must be quashed now while we have a chance.
- Woodson talks Hofmann Forest with the Technician --> http://www.technicianonline.com/opinion/editorials/article_9c0e0452-51a5-11e3-b007-0019bb30f31a.html
- NCSU could lose control of one-of-a-kind land --> http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/20/3390940/hofmann-forest-ncsu-could-lose.html#storylink=cpy
- Dueling stories surround N.C. State's Hofmann Forest deal. --> http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/dueling-stories-surround-nc-states-hofmann-forest-deal/Content?oid=3769990