Cherokee Boy Scout Reservation and Duke University Forest

Event Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00

Event Date: September 15 -16
Location: Durham, NC
Leaders: Nick Biemiller, Sara Childs, Dave Halley, and David Schnake

Registration coming soon!

Our two day gathering will focus on innovative silviculture in the southern Piedmont region focusing on hardwood management and mixed oak-shortleaf pine.  We'll bring together long-time Guild members, new friends, and our colleagues in the region. Starting on Friday the 15th, we will have a morning indoors socializing and learning about silviculture in the region. We will then head to the field to visit the legendary Duke Forest with Director Sara Childs, and operations manager Jenna Schreiber, followed by a visit to the Cherokee Boy Scout Reservation with Guild professional member Dave Halley. On Saturday the 16th, we will then head out to the N.C. Umstead Research Station with David Schnake to visit a few stands that exemplify current research on mixed stands and shortleaf pine management. The event will also include a happy-hour meet and greet social on Thursday the 14th and a BBQ dinner and bonfire in the Duke Forest on Friday the 15th.