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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

July 18, 2017

Over the past year, member-owners were credited $2.05 per transaction towards their electric bill using the co-op’s Roanoke Rewards program.  That’s almost $25 per year for member-owners who shop online once a month.

July 18, 2017

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project will be holding a landowner meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:30 am-12 pm at the Roanoke Center in Rich Square. The Sustainable Forestry Project seeks to provide landowners in Roanoke Electric Co-op’s service area with resources that will restore and conserve their forest land.

July 17, 2017

Fun summer events often includes water activities.  Roanoke Electric Co-op desires for both



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