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County Offices
The County Ranger is the key contact for programs and services we offer in your county. Would you like to have a forest management plan prepared for your property? Want to know if your timber is ready to harvest? Have a forest insect or disease problem? Want to know more about the Forest Stewardship Program or just want to know more about forestry in your county? Then your County Ranger is the place to start. Simply select your county from the list below.

Regional & District Offices
The NCFS has 3 Regional Offices and 13 District Offices located throughout the State. The employees at these offices provide supervision and staff support to your County Ranger. If you would like to contact one of these offices please take a look at our District/ Region Map to see which office covers your area.Regional & District Map District 9 District 1 District 2 District 12 District 10 District 11 District 3 District 6 District 7 District 13 District 4 District 8 Region 2 Region 3 Region 1 District 5

Central Office
Have a question about how we are organized or a specific program area? Couldn't find the answer on our web site? Then you need to contact our staff in our Raleigh Office (919-857-4801). Please direct general media inquiries to agency information officer Brian Haines at 919-857-4828. Additional personnel attached to the Central Office are stationed at Griffith Forestry Center in Clayton (919-553-6178).

The Central Office mailing address:

1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1616

Assistant Commissioner
Scott Bissette
919-857-4844
State Forester
David Lane
919-857-4854
 

Forest Management & Development

Division Director:
Sean Brogan
919-857-4818

Forest Management:
Ron Myers
919-857-4811

Forest Stewardship/Legacy:
Les Hunter
919-857-4833

Urban Forestry:
Nancy Stairs
919-857-4842

Technical Development:
Barry New
919-857-4843

Non Point Source Pollution:
Bill Swartley
919-857-4856

Forest Protection

Division Director:
David Lane
919-857-4838

Fire Control:
Jim Prevette
919-857-4848

Forest Health:
Rob Trickel
919-857-4858

Information & Education:
Tom James
919-857-4819

Law Enforcement
Robert Smith
919-553-6178, extension 234

Administration

Division Director:
Joe Gilroy
919-857-4853

Aviation:
Robert Delleo (acting)
919-857-4826

Budget:
Joseph Gilroy
919-857-4839

Human Resources:
Dessadra Murden
919-857-4823

Purchasing / Service / Supply:
Gerald Desoto
919-857-4831

Safety, Planning & Analysis

Division Director:
Craig Clarke
919-857-4820

Safety/Incident Business:
Karen Patterson
919-857-4845

Geospatial Services:
David Jones
919-857-4812

Fire Environment:
Craig Clarke
919-857-4820

Forestry Inventory & Analysis:
Don Roach
919-857-4851

 

State Forests
The agency operates several forests throughout the state. Seven are designated as Educational State Forests (ESFs), and offer a variety of learning opportunities for children and adults.

Bladen Lakes State forest
4470 Hwy 242 N
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
910-588-4964
email

Holmes ESF
1299 Crab Creek Road
Hendersonville, N.C., 28739
(828) 692-0100
email

Rendezvous Mountain ESF
1956 Rendezvous Mtn. Road
Purlear, NC 28651
(336) 667-5072
email

Clemmons ESF
2411 Old US 70 West
Clayton, N.C., 27520
919-553-5651
email

Jordan Lake ESF
2832 Bigwoods Road
Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514
(919) 542- 1154
email

Turnbull Creek ESF
4803 Sweet Home Church Road
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
(910) 588-4161
email

Dupont State Recreational Forest
PO Box 300
Cedar Mountain, NC 28718-0300
828-877-6527
email

Mountain Island ESF
534 Killian Road
Stanley, NC 28164
704-822-9518
email

Tuttle ESF
Route 6, Box 417
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 757-5608
email

 

Tree Nurseries
The agency operates two bareroot nurseries located in Crossnore and Goldsboro, plus a container nursery at Goldsboro. Seedling are available for sale to non-industrial private landowners, corporate landowners, as well as state and federal agencies.

Goldsboro Forestry Center
762 Claridge Nursery Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530
919-731-7988
Linville River Nursery
6321 Linville Falls Highway
Newland, NC 28657-9048
828-733-5236
 

Training Facilities
The agency operates two training facilities; the Mountain Training Facility in Crossnore and the Ralph Winkworth Forestry Center in Kinston. Both locations offer overnight accomodations, dining services and classroom environments with internet access and multimedia capabilities. The campuses are available for use by state agencies and other institutions or organizations at reasonable rates. For more information about reserving facility space, please contact the facility managers listed below.

Mountain Training Facility
Facility Supervisor Chasity Webb
PO Box 277 (6065 Linville Falls Highway)
Crossnore, NC 28616-0277
828-733-4242
Ralph Winkworth Forestry Center
Regional Forester John Willis
2958 Rouse Road Extension
Kinston, NC 28504-7320
252-520-2402, extension 222
Stanford M. Adams Training Facility
Region II Clerk Annie Lott
3490 Big Woods Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-542-1515
 

Web site
Questions, comments or suggestions about our Web site are always welcome. Please direct correspondence to tom.james@ncagr.gov.

 
 
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This page updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 16:41