About the Network Links & Resources

The Southern Forests Network is a community of people throughout the South who are working to conserve private forestlands & cultivate sustainable forest-based economies.

Read the Latest on The Western North Carolina Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project

As a result of the project, 14 Western North Carolina businesses received grants through a competitive process to expand into new product lines, improve marketing, and provide workforce training.  The goal is to ultimately provide an estimated total of 141 jobs.  Funding these businesses directly contributes to job growth in WNC, but also to the overall supply chain of forest products. 



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Photo credits: Fire: David Moorhead, University of Georgia, www.forestryimages.org; Buck: US Fish & Wildlife Service; Surveying tree: Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho, www.forestryimages.org; Oyster Mushrooms: Eric Carr, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, www.forestryimages.org