Birthplace of American Forestry

Birthplace of American Forestry (HM13PH)

Location: Asheville, NC 28803 Buncombe County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 32.413', W 82° 33.2'

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George W. Vanderbilt, following the recommendation of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was the first American landowner to implement scientific forestry, the management and conservation of forest lands, on a large scale. He hired Gifford Pinchot, founder of The Society of American Foresters, to develop a management plan for the surrounding forest. Biltmore's forest management plan improved the health of the forest while protecting sustainable wood resources.

The Biltmore Forest School (1898 - 1913), located nearby, was the country's first to provide professional training for foresters. Today, many American colleges and universities offer curricula in forestry and natural resource management.
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HM NumberHM13PH
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Placed BySociety of American Foresters
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 359187 N 3934063
Decimal Degrees35.54021667, -82.55333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 32.413', W 82° 33.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 32' 24.78" N, 82° 33' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Approach Rd, Asheville NC 28803, US
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