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Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest

Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest is a 245-acre property located just 10 minutes from NC State’s main campus and about eight miles from downtown Raleigh. The forest is managed by the College of Natural Resources primarily as a teaching and research site for students to learn about forest management practices and its associated benefits.

Schenck Forest also serves as a popular recreation spot for visitors. The forest, which is open to the public during daylight hours, is home to a stretch of Richland Creek and features several walking trails that allow visitors to enjoy native wildlife and plants, including one of North Carolina’s most endangered tree species — the longleaf pine.