Introducing New Hemlock Restoration Initiative Coordinator

WNC Communities is delighted to announce Margot Wallston as the new Hemlock Restoration Initiative Coordinator.  Margot is coming into this position with a background in land conservation, plant ecology, outdoor and environmental education, and experiential learning. Based out of Asheville, NC, she has worked for the Carolina Vegetation Survey, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, The American Chestnut Foundation, the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center,  Read More »

WNC Forestry Education

To foster and promote the welfare and advancement of forestry education within Western North Carolina. WNC Communities was selected by Commissioner Steve Troxler of the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to complete and “up fit” a handcrafted log building in the DuPont State Forest located at the High Falls Access Area on Staton Road in Transylvania County. Read more about the project here,  Read More »

DuPont State Forest’s Aleen Steinberg Center

Last November, WNC Communities was selected by Commissioner Steve Troxler of the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to complete and “up fit” a handcrafted log building in the DuPont State Forest located at the High Falls Access Area on Staton Road in Transylvania County. The project was funded through TVA Settlement Funds and the goal was to finish the facility and turn it  Read More »

Aleen Steinberg Center Photo Album

The Aleen Steinberg Center is a venue for educational programs and serves as a gateway to 10,400 acres of the Dupont forest which contains 80 miles of multi-use trails and spectacular waterfalls. Here is a journal of photos to show the progress on this amazing project.

Forest Fairy Tale

LT Ward, VP of WNC Communities, shared a “fairy tale” to aptly describe the people and passion behind the construction of the Aleen Steinberg Center.