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.
maggie lawrewnce1 week ago Comments: This is a land grant university; This is a school; This is a school with a Natural Resources, Landscape Architecture, and Forestry degree. You can not learn about our land and natural resources from a text book. Learning is knowing. Books are an interpretation, not the real thing!
L. A. Chancey2 weeks ago Comments: -
Wendy Anderson3 weeks ago Comments: Stop trying to sell off land just to build on. We need natural beauty in our state. Generations later on need to be able to see and touch a tree not see it on a computer screen.
- 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