CNR Students Against the Sale of the Hoffman

Dear Dean Watzin,

The students of CNR have become aware of the impending sale of the Hofmann Forest. We petition you to stop this sale. The Hofmann Forest is a unique asset to the College of Natural Resources. Not only does it provide a steady stream of revenue from timber production but it also serves as an excellent teaching tool through countless research projects and class visits that are conducted on the forest.
The loss of the Hofmann Forest would be a huge loss to the University, the College of Natural Resources, and to the citizens of North Carolina. The benefits that the Hofmann Forest provides to the University and the College of Natural Resources cannot be quantified. The indirect economic benefits that the forest provides through research and better natural resource professionals are invaluable to the state of North Carolina.

We petition you to stop this sale now


  • james c tyndall trees are being cut down to much like it is we need to save some if we are to survived our planet is in danger if we do not do something soon all will be lost forever...

  • Howard E. Barrett Jr. Without a plan for future use, simply selling the property to raise funds for ill defined projects is short sighted Within the last few years both a hazardous waste incinerator and a mountainous garbage pile were proposed for this area but turned down by Jones Co.

  • Boyd Moore This seems to be a short term lamebrain idea and Not for the long term preservation of Hoffman Forest--All for the sake of greed!

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