America's First Forest: A Documentary on Carl Schenk, Forester

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a screening of America's First Forest! See the first full-length, in-depth documentary film ever made about legendary forester and educator Carl Schenck and his environmental legacy! America’s First Forest explores how, at a critical time, an extraordinary group of men converged at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to address a critical question: Could the Scientific Revolution stop the Industrial Revolution from destroying America’s forests? By introducing scientific forest management to America and establishing the Biltmore Forest School—the nation’s first forestry school—German forester Carl Schenck helped launch the conservation movement. Now this amazing story is told through America’s First Forest, the new, landmark documentary film produced by the Forest History Society. Thank you to our co-sponsor The New York State Society of American Foresters (SAF) and local SAF Iroquois chapter members.

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6055 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405