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.
Donna Potter2 days ago Comments: This even with RMS a TIMO buying most, no guarantees in the sale would transfer should RMS then sell of part or all later.... keep this state owned public land! Require a new NEPA EIS tos ell this land.
steve wallace2 weeks ago Comments: Do the right thing for future generations of our state and take care of Hofmann Forest, it has been good to NCSU and will continue to be good to NCSU. Why would you turn your back on something that has given so much to the image of NCSU
Cay Wallis2 weeks ago Comments: -
- 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