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Welcome to the website of the Sustainable Woodlands project.

From June 2001 to September 2005, the Sustainable Woodlands Project focused research, education, and outreach efforts on limited resource forest landowners in eastern North Carolina and Virginia.

The project was based on the premise that combining productive and sustainable woodlands with farming systems raises both quality of life and diversity in rural landscapes. This is especially true for landowners who have not always been able to take full advantage of forest management opportunities.

The long-term goal of the Sustainable Woodlands project was twofold:

  1. To strengthen the capacities of limited-resource, traditionally under-served farm, and forest landholders to sustainably and profitably manage their forest resources, and
  2. To identify opportunities for and constraints on participation by these landholders in timber and alternative forest-products sectors.

Working with grassroots and voluntary organizations, community leaders, and local and state agencies, the project team focused on seven counties: Duplin, Halifax, Northampton, Robeson, Sampson and Warren counties in North Carolina, and neighboring Brunswick county in Virginia.