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Benefits of State and Private Forest Lands for the South Story Map

This story map highlights the importance of southern State and private forests in providing drinking water to downstream communities. See the related publication here.

For information on tours and workshops, please contact Randy Fowler at 828-524-2128, ext. 111.


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Cross-Site Studies Take Root across the Southern Experimental Forest Network

Most of the 19 southern experimental forests were founded in the 1930s or 1940s. Over the past five years, they have become something new: the SRS Experimental Forest Network. “Each experimental forest is a regional asset,” says Stephanie Laseter, a USDA Forest Service scientist and network co-lead. Johnny Boggs is also a co-lead.

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