NC Forest Service

Spring wildfire season is here.

Spring wildfire season is here.

Summary: With the arrival of spring wildfire season, residents should take care when burning outdoors and secure a burn permit. We talk about wildfires a lot in North Carolina and for good reason. We are blessed with many acres of forestland across the state. I would...

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North Carolina Forest Service and USDA Forest Service ask people not to fly drones around wildfires. It impedes an agency’s response, put pilots at risk and is illegal.

North Carolina Forest Service and USDA Forest Service ask people not to fly drones around wildfires. It impedes an agency’s response, put pilots at risk and is illegal.

Summary: Technology can help us in many ways, but when it comes to wildfire response, a resident’s use of a drone in a fire area can actually hinder efforts to control a wildfire. Plus, it is illegal and puts responding pilots and grounds crews at risk.   Summary of Talking Points:: Every minute and second […]

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As we are entering spring fire season and wildfires running well above average for the start of the year, North Carolinians are reminded to use extra care when burning debris or making a fire.

As we are entering spring fire season and wildfires running well above average for the start of the year, North Carolinians are reminded to use extra care when burning debris or making a fire.

Extra caution is urged for debris burning as the state enters what could be an active spring fire season. With dry conditions lingering in some areas of the state and with wildfires this year running well above average, the N.C. Forest Service offers tips on reducing the risk of wildfires. Summary of Talking Points: Spring […]

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N.C. Forest Service Annual Tree Seedling Sale

The sale of tree seedlings by the N.C. Forest Service is underway. Conifers and hardwoods can be ordered in quantities as small as 10 or up to 100 seedlings. Threes can also be ordered by the hundreds or thousands. These are native trees and understory plants raised through the Nursery and Tree Improvement Program. Orders […]

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Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper industries are included in the forestry sector. I think we can all agree North Carolina […]

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