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Mar 10, 2023

2023 Precommercial Thinning at Schenck Forest

The North Carolina State University forest managers conducted a pre-commercial thinning at the Schenck Forest from early January 2023, and were able to successfully complete the thinning by first the week of March. This operation had no impact on most activities for users while on the forest. Please see the appended map for a view… 

Mar 2, 2023

Schenck Forest prescribed fire March 1st, 2023

*Update- On March 1st, 2023, the first prescribed fire of the year 2023 was conducted very successfully in Schenck Forest. All forest users and Schenck Forest neighbours were made aware of the “tentative plan of prescribed burn” via email on February 28th, 2023. Prescribed Fire Overview Prescribed fire is the planned use of fire under… 

Sep 1, 2022

Prescribed Burn Notice September 2, 2022

** Update: The weather was not right for this burn, so this did not occur on 09/2/22. We are tentatively planning the prescribed burn on Schenck Forest tomorrow, Friday  09/02/22, around 1 pm. It will be approximately 9 acres, most likely on the longleaf stand on the corner of Reedy Creek and access road.  Final decision will… 

Creek View - Accessibility - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Jul 12, 2022

Prescribed Fire Notice July 2022

 The forest management team at North Carolina State University carries out prescribed burns annually or biennially for research and education.  Specific weather conditions allow us to disperse the smoke in a controlled and safe manner.  We want to make you aware of the prescribed fire and to let you know that local fire departments have… 

Mar 9, 2022

NC State University Enrolls in the Natural Capital Exchange

North Carolina State University, owner of over 100,000 acres of forestland spanning 11 counties, enrolled in the Natural Capital Exchange Summer 2021 cycle. Over the decades, the forestland owned by NC State has touched the lives of thousands, providing a wide range of ecosystem benefits to the public, wildlife, and the university’s diverse student body.” Video… 

Schenck Forest - NC State University

Jan 6, 2020

A Forest Runs Through It

Since its establishment, Schenck has been managed as a teaching and research site where students learn about forest management and the associated benefits. It has also become a popular recreation spot for Raleigh residents who enjoy its walking trails and picnic areas. 

Apr 3, 2019

Inside the Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest

The Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest, or “Schenck” for short, offers its 245 acre forest with trails to the general public. The forest is owned and managed by NC State and is only a few miles from NC State’s main campus. This video was created by the NC State Technician.