The College of Natural Resources supports three of North Carolina’s top five industries: Forestry, Wood and Paper Products, and Tourism. By offering technical services to both individuals and industry professionals, we continue to create a sustainable future where the needs of the current generation are met without jeopardizing the needs of future generations.
- The Hodges Wood Products Laboratory provides Sustainable Materials Technical Services, including detailed analysis of technical and production problems supplemented with testing of materials and wood utilization techniques.
- A variety of routine and specialized Wood Chemistry Technical Services are provided by our wood chemistry laboratories, including structural analyses, molecular weight evaluations, quality control analyses and more.
- Need assistance with chemical or mechanical pulping, bleaching, fiber recycling, papermaking, testing, processing or analytical services? Browse the Pulp and Paper Technical Service Equipment available to tackle industry technical challenges.
Forestry and Environmental Resources
- The NC State Cooperative Tree Improvement Program (TIP) genetically manipulates and breeds loblolly pines to increase the productivity and value of forests. Cooperative members have access to genetic data, facilities, research and expert knowledge of superior loblolly pines.
- Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium (SOFAC) is a group that develops forest sector market models for application to forest resources assessments regionally in the South and globally.
- From Regional Supply Assessment to Land Use Change Summaries to Sustainability Estimates, the Fiber Analytics Assessment program for woody biomass provides both public and private clients with detailed comprehensive fee-for-service assessments that meet specific needs.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
- From Conceptual Plans to Advisory Board Training, the Recreation Resources Service (RRS) can assist in establishing, improving and expanding recreation and leisure services in North Carolina.