North Carolina’s oldest forest conservation organization

Forest Education and Conservation Foundation

The Forest Education and Conservation Foundation (FECF) was founded in 1965 as an extension of the North Carolina Forestry Association called ‘The North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) Foundation. The Foundation was established for the purpose of receiving gifts and bequests of money and property “for the educational, scientific and technological development and advancement of forestry; and for the development and diffusion of knowledge about the profession of forestry and the scientific management of forest resources.” The Foundation serves as a separate entity from the NCFA to solicit funding in order to carry out public education and communication activities and potentially fund scientific research on forestry. A separate Board of Directors for the Foundation was established as well. Although, the Foundation and the NCFA are recognized as separate entities they are adjoined in the goal of conducting coordinated programs and activities. Historical records indicate that the Foundation did not become very active or large until the early 1990s. Beginning in1990, the Foundation started to be used by the Association to conduct special projects inline with the mission of the FECF.

FECF Mission Statement

The Forest Education and Conservation Foundation is dedicated to encouraging and advancing, through educational and scientific advancement, technological development and wise use and management of the forest resources of North Carolina to support the general well-being of the State and its citizens

FECF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Forest Education and Conservation Foundation (FECF) is comprised of the current North Carolina Forestry Association Executive Committee.

Perry Hunt

Perry Hunt

Doug Burleson

Doug Burleson

Allen Whitesell

Allen Whitesell

Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson

Rudy Daughtry

Rudy Daughtry

James Mathis

James Mathis

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot

Dr. John Hatcher

Dr. John Hatcher