The State of Things
10:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Hofmann Forest

News and Observer reporter Renee Elder weighs the pros and cons of NCSU selling Hoffman Forest

  The Hofmann Forest is referred to as the "crown jewel" of forestry research in North Carolina, and it’s one of the main educational sites for forestry students.

J.V. Hofmann and class measuring pine in reed bed at Hofmann Forest, about 1937. .
Credit Historical State, NCSU Libraries

In January of this year, North Carolina State University's Natural Resources Foundation decided to sell the forest, claiming that income from the sale would trump its educational value. Renee Elder, a reporter for the News and Observer, has been following the sale of the forest and its opposition. She joins host Frank Stasio on today's program.

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