Educational Needs Assessment of N.C. Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners: Preliminary Results

NC State Extension is responsible for providing educational opportunities to over 525,000 non industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners who own 65% of North Carolina’s valuable forest resource. To determine these educational needs, NC State Extension Forestry conducted a state-wide survey of a sample of 3,000 NC NIPF landowners across 15 of the 100 North Carolina counties. The information collected through this survey, which is summarized here, will be used in the development of educational programs and approaches that meet the educational needs of NIPF landowners in North Carolina.