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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:38

Don’t just own a forest, manage it for wildlife and tax benefits

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Learn how to manage forests for wildlife and timber production, plus review tax strategies and estate planning at an upcoming workshop through The North Carolina Tree Farm Program.

The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. at Brasstown Community Center in Brasstown.

Participants will visit a Cherokee County forest landowner who is actively managing his property using the techniques discussed in the workshop. Transportation will be provided.

The event is being held in cooperation with N.C. Forest Service, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Southern Appalachian Multiple-Use Council.

A free lunch will be served, sponsored by Valwood Forest Products, Evergreen Packaging, Columbia Forest Products and the Cook Brothers Lumber Company. Advance registration is requested. 828.389.6305.  Question about the workshop should be directed to Steve Henson, 828.506.4786.

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