I am a senior in the Forest Management program at N.C. State. I was an intern this summer with the Forest Productivity Cooperative and got the chance to visit Hofmann Forest to conduct research.
I was truly amazed that our great university owned a property so rich in natural resources as Hofmann. It seems as soon as I got to join the long legacy of foresters to step onto this property, the university sold it with the whisk of a pen. There was never any chance for students to voice our opinion on the sale of the forest. I think it is morally wrong and selfish to sell this treasured forest.
They encourage us to learn good land ethics by reading Aldo Leopold, promote sustainability and conservation, and then they do this.