Regarding the Dec. 6 news article “ Hofmann Forest deal canceled”: I am a graduate of N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The school’s attempt to sell Hofmann Forest is unfathomable to me.
First, because of the unique ecology and diversity of the plants and animals in such an extended acreage and, second, because it was the explicit gift from the founding head of the forestry department for the forestry department.
This proposed sale is the antithesis of both life and science. In the school’s recent legacy gift request, I found the chancellor’s leadership scholarship very appealing. But not when donation intents are so easy to reassign over time.