The Roanoke-Chowan Partners for Progress Phase 2 (RCPP2) convened its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 9, at Roanoke Electric Co-op’s headquarters. RCPP2 is a local collaborative effort of community partners led by the co-op. Partners gathered to hear updates about one of the co-op’s most valued projects – Roanoke Connect.
Voices of African American Forestry, is a look in to the past and present issues, and the future aspirations for African American forestry and land retention.
Roanoke Electric and The Roanoke Center are piloting a Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention Program. This project is a joint venture of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
The Sustainable Forestry project will restore and conserve threatened African American forest land in Roanoke Electric’s service area by increasing forest-owner income and land asset values. Landowners will have
access to many services, including outreach and education, technical and legal assistance, mapping, forest management planning and implementation, conservation and restoration, and access to new forestry technologies and emerging markets.
The project will engage our youth and young adults in learning what they need to know to advance sustainable forestry on their family lands and will provide role models, mentoring and internship opportunities to begin cultivating future natural resource professionals.
Sustainable forestry is a valuable tool and management posture to help ensure we retain the forest resource opportunities we have today. Over the next 30 months, this US Endowment Grant funded program will support landowners in their efforts to improve their forestland.
For more information concerning the project or possible opportunities to meet your natural resources needs please submit an online application, or contact The Roanoke Center or Alton Perry, Consultant, Forest Management-Land Retention at 252-539-4602, or Patricia Clark at 252-539-4603, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to view the program's FAQ Sheet.
Register for a Sustainable Forestry event.
View a map of our project locations.