Peeling Back the Bark: FHS

The Gift of the Pisgah National Forest     October 17, 2016 by Jamie Lewis   On October 17, 1916, the Pisgah National Forest was the first national forest established under the Weeks Act of 1911. Written by FHS historian Jamie Lewis, this post was originally published in the online version of the Asheville Citizen-Times on October […]

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NAI Sunny Southeast “BioBlitz Bliss” by Cindy Carpenter

For the original NAI post on their website please click here. BioBlitz Bliss Posted on September 27, 2016 by ccarpenter02 BioBlitz Bliss by Cindy Carpenter This past weekend we held the first ever and long awaited bioblitz at the Cradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest. The Pink Beds BioBlitz, named for a high elevation […]

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Schenck You and Ribbon Cutting

In 2016 during the annual “Schenck You” event the Pisgah Field School, which operates under the non-profit Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, hosted their ribbon cutting ceremony. Schenck You is an after hours event where sponsors, partners, volunteers and the like are invited for appreciation and celebration of their services. This clip was published […]

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Digital Heritage

The following is an article published by Digital Heritage.  The Cradle of Forestry Planning his Biltmore Estate in the late 1800s, George W. Vanderbilt hired Frederick Law Olmstead to create several acres of magnificent gardens and to design the terraces and grounds adjacent to the main house. Olmstead is also well known as the person […]

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Visit Waterfalls NC Clip

Cindy Carpenter has led interpretation and education programs at the Cradle for many years. This video by Visit Waterfalls NC was published to YouTube in 2012. 

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Peeling Back the Bark: FHS

The original post from “Peeling Back the Bark”  on the Forest History Society blog can be found here. October 20, 1964: Cradle of Forestry Dedication Ceremony October 20, 2008 by Amanda T. Ross On this day in 1964, foresters, government officials, and others gathered near Asheville, North Carolina, at the site of the historic Biltmore Forest School. […]

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