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Sustainable Forestry

Voices of African American Forestry, is a look in to the past and present issues, and the future aspirations for African American forestry and land retention.

Voices of African American Forestry from The U.S. Endowment on YouTube

Roanoke Electric and The Roanoke Center are piloting a Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention Program. This project is a joint venture of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

The Sustainable Forestry project will restore and conserve threatened African American forest land in Roanoke Electric’s service area by increasing forest-owner income and land asset values. Landowners will have

access to many services, including outreach and education, technical and legal assistance, mapping, forest management planning and implementation, conservation and restoration, and access to new forestry technologies and emerging markets.

The project will engage our youth and young adults in learning what they need to know to advance sustainable forestry on their family lands and will provide role models, mentoring and internship opportunities to begin cultivating future natural resource professionals.

Sustainable forestry is a valuable tool and management posture to help ensure we retain the forest resource opportunities we have today. Over the next 30 months, this US Endowment Grant funded program will support landowners in their efforts to improve their forestland.

For more information concerning the project or possible opportunities to meet your natural resources needs please submit an online application, or contact The Roanoke Center or Alton Perry, Consultant, Forest Management-Land Retention at 252-539-4602, or Patricia Clark at 252-539-4603, or email: forestry@roanokecenter.org.

 

 

Feel free to view the program's FAQ Sheet.

What is Sustainable Forestry?

Legal Assistance Costs Reimbursement Program (LACR)

Landowner's Report - July

Register for a Sustainable Forestry event.

View a map of our project locations.

2017 Events Presentations
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners - Jason Page Conservation Easements and Land Trusts - Lee Leidy Present Use Value Tax Program - Scott Casey
Certification Opportunities - Joe Cox Financial Opportunities & Incentives for Well Managed Forests - Rob Lipford  

 

News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.



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