National Forest http://wunc.org en Forestry Law Created in NC Turns 100 http://wunc.org/post/forestry-law-created-nc-turns-100 <p></p><p>A forestry law pushed by civic and business leaders in Asheville one hundred years ago is being celebrated today. The Weeks Act allowed the federal government to purchase private land for the establishment of National Forests. sg</p><p>James Lewis is a historian at The Forest History Society. He says what started in Asheville has grown to almost 20 million acres nationwide.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:07:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 10118 at http://wunc.org Forestry Law Created in NC Turns 100