Behind the Curtain: Understanding How Economic Development Happens in Your Community and How You Can Participate!
- Western Piedmont Community College Foothills Higher Education Center , Morganton NC
Community Forestry Workshop - Registration Ends May 28th
Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
For more information, contact: Mikki Sager at 919-967-2978
The NC Forest Service, in partnership with The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities Program, the NC Rural Center, the NC League of Municipalities and other partners, is sponsoring an exciting opportunity for small communities across North Carolina to learn how to manage forests owned by local governments.
Advancing Community Forestry for Environmental, Economic and Community Well- Being is a three-year project that will help small towns, rural communities, and tribal entities learn about the opportunities and benefits of managing forested land. Does your community own ball fields or other properties with 10 or more acres of trees that surround the fields? Do you have acres of trees around your town’s wastewater treatment plant? You may have an asset that you can manage more effectively to benefit your citizens and the community!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Elected officials, local government staff, public works leaders, school officials, maintenance professionals, and others with responsibility for forested lands owned by local governments.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
These are specific to each forest, but might include:
Funding for this project was provided in part through an Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the North Carolina Forest Service, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region.
Resourceful Communities is a grassroots network that implements the triple bottom line in low-wealth communities by building capacity and a statewide movement that advocates for sustainable economic development, social justice, and environmental stewardship.
Our work is asset-based and partner-driven. We help communities build on their greatest strengths: people, land and tradition. We support partners through three primary strategies: capacity building, direct small grants, and facilitated awareness of, and access to, additional resources.
Visit our website at (www.resourecfulcommunities.org) for more information about the Resourceful Communities Program.
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