Monday, March 3, 2014
Dr. Patrick Angel visits WWC Forestry Program
On February 26 Dr. Patrick Angel, senior forester and soil scientist in the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited the Warren Wilson Forestry Program. He began the day as a guest lecturer in Forest Director Dave Ellum's Forest Management class, explaining his work with the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative using American chestnut and other tree species to restore mined lands to forest habitats capable of supporting increased biodiversity. He then spent some time talking with the Forestry Crew and took a tour of the woodlot operations. In the evening he presented a lecture to the campus community entitled “Hope for Appalachia: Returning Surface Mines to Healthy, Productive Forests”.