Viewing: North Carolina Forest Service

Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

By on April 4, 2022

Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception.

NCFS County Ranger Rob Montague

N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service

By on January 31, 2022

North Carolina Forest Service Granville-Vance Area Ranger Robert Montague is a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service – one of the state’s highest honors. The service aspect of his job is exactly what drives Montague.

New fairgrounds building made of N.C. native wood now bears name of ‘Renaissance man’ who managed construction

By on November 4, 2021

The newest building at the N.C. State Fair now has its official name. During the 2021 fair, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and with that announcement he surprised the man who supervised the building’s

Willow oak rooted in Wake County holds potential as future Champion Tree

By on September 17, 2020

Since 1928, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh, North Carolina has been the backdrop for the crowning of numerous champions and ribbon winners. The latest contender is unique in that the Fairgrounds complex serves as more than just