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.
Mike Windsor3 days ago Comments: This sale of Hofmann Forest is a terrible, short sighted idea. It is amazing that a public university would even consider squandering such a great natural treasure bequeathed to it.
Jerry Crisp, Class of '755 days ago Comments: Are you saying that the School of Forest Resources doesn't have any administrators or graduates that can manage Hoffman Forest?
Lanny Lowery7 days ago Comments: As a Native American I've seen enough land destruction. Leave the forest as it is.
- 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