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Extension and Outreach

female firefighter walking in forest

Mar 17, 2023

Into the (Prescribed) Fire

The Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange is a 12-day wildland fire operations training course that combines practical live-fire training with indoor learning and discussions. 

A white flower blooming on a Bradford pear tree

Mar 10, 2023

Bradford Pear Bounty Program Returns to North Carolina

Property owners can receive native trees in exchange for cutting down a Bradford pear or related tree through the Bradford Pear Bounty program. 

Elliot Nauert standing in a forest

Feb 27, 2023

Meet Extension Forestry Associate Elliot Nauert

In his new role, Nauert oversees outreach, coordination, and education efforts aimed at promoting prescribed fire throughout the southeastern United States. 

Close-up of emerald ash borer.

Dec 13, 2022

Findings for Invasive Insect’s Life Cycle Could Aid Management in Southeast

NC State researchers found the invasive emerald ash borer completes its life cycle in one year in North Carolina, contrasting with the sometimes two-year life cycle that occurs in northern areas of the United States. 

A stand of Fraser fir trees.

Nov 22, 2022

Amid Inflation, NC’s Real Christmas Trees to Cost More This Year

Christmas trees grown in North Carolina will likely cost 10-15% more than last year, according to one NC State expert. 

Drone View of Morning Clouds over Blue Ridge Mountains

Oct 3, 2022

What a Post-Pandemic Future Looks Like for NC’s Forestry Sector

NC State expert Rajan Parajuli examines whether the state's forestry sector can recover after experiencing a $2 billion loss in total economic output in 2020. 

Ann stands in front of Ocracoke Lighthouse

Jun 22, 2022

Meet Tourism Extension Associate Ann Savage

Savage joined the NC State College of Natural Resources in the fall of 2020. 

Beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA

Jun 9, 2022

How Inflation is Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism Industry

With only half of Americans comfortable with air travel due to the pandemic, North Carolina has an opportunity to capitalize on the heightened travel demand. 

A person cycling through a city - 5 Benefits of Urban Forests - College of Natural Resources News

Apr 8, 2022

5 Benefits of Urban Forests

Urban forests provide a variety of environmental, economic and social benefits to communities. 

Bradford pear tree - Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 14, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last.