Register Now for Free Workshop on Conserving Working Lands

Posted On August 27, 2015— Written By


The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop entitled Conserving Working Lands as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro (65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro, NC 27312). Workshop presenters include NC State University Forestry Specialists Dr. Mark Megalos and Dr. Susan Moore. The target audience for this workshop is farm and forest landowners.

The workshop will be an informal evening program discussing the conservation planning journey through the use of a land legacy handbook authored by Drs. Megalos and Moore. Landowners are driven to leave a land legacy, and every landowner can benefit from land conservation planning in the short and longer-term. A plan is essential. This handbook is designed to help landowners begin the journey to create a land conservation plan that works for them now and for the future. A streamlined walk through the plan process will be conducted with willing participants, and case studies of landowners will be featured. All attendees will receive a copy of Conserving Working Lands.

There is no cost to attend the workshop but pre-registration is requiredClick here to register on-line.

For more information contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202.


Dr. Mark Megalos: Dr. Megalos’ responsibilities cover forest management, reforestation, carbon offsets, taxation,  conservation opportunities and climate adaptation strategies on forested lands. Dr. Megalos has 34 years experience as a professional forester. His Southeastern work includes extension specialist, Forest Stewardship and Forest Legacy coordinator, outreach associate and area agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Dr. Susan Moore: Susan is Extension Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and Director of the Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP) at North Carolina State University. As director, she guides the strategic direction of the program and provides the administrative oversight which has assured the program’s effectiveness and growth since 2000. She applies her advanced degrees, a working knowledge of sustainable natural resource management, and her personal land ethic in directing FEOP.