America's First Forest

America's First Forest


Movie Night: America's First Forest-Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This movie tells the story of how millionaire George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, became the “Cradle of Forestry in America.”  Using landscape architect Frederic Law Olmsted’s visionary idea of introducing sustainable forestry to America, Vanderbilt’s hope of a better future for his forest was possible.  Not only did Schenck make it American’s first sustainably managed forest, but he opened America’s first forestry school in 1898 and laid the foundation for the nation’s conservation movement.

Cost: Free

Registration not required.

Presented by CCE’s Master Gardener Volunteers




Donna Peterson
Program Educator, Community Horticulture
518-828-3346 ext.106


Cairo Public Library / Community Room
15 Railroad Avenue
Cairo, New York 12413