Tuesday, March 15th at Myers Park Baptist Church (Roswell Avenue entrance) 7:00 p.m.
A story of conservation beginnings in America
The Charlotte screening of the PBS Special, “America’s First Forest” is presented by CROWN, in partnership with the Earthkeepers at Myers Park Baptist Church, Clean Air Carolina, and Keeping Watch.org.
“America’s First Forest”: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment tells the story of how Carl Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He not only helped restore the land there, he established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement.
The 1-hour documentary film is produced for the Forest History Society by Bonesteel Films.
Background information on this North Carolina based documentary can be found at this link: http://www.americasfirstforest.org/
Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Panel Moderator Staci Clark, Director of Operations, Trees Charlotte and:
- Dr. James Lewis, Forest History Society, Historian and Executive Producer of America’s First Forest
- Aaron Shapiro, Associate Professor and Director of Public History at UNCC. He started and directed the public history program at Auburn University and previously served as national historian for the US Forest Service in Washington, DC
- Chris Miller, RF, ALC AFM Land Sales, LLC – American Forest Management, Inc.
- Laura Parker, Forest Planning Manager, American Forest Management, Inc.