Protest scheduled against Hofmann Forest sell-off

Hofmann ForestFor those interested in the growing movement to fight back against the incredibly troubling decision by N. C. State to sell-off 79,000 acres forest that it has owned almost 80 years, there will be a protest this Friday on the N.C. State campus in the Brickyard from noon to 2:00 p.m.

As the organizers have described it:

“This is your chance to help save a 79,000 acre forest that has been owned for the benefit of NCSU for 80 years. The University has just signed a contract to sell Hofmann to an Illinois corn farmer, who has big plans for destroy the forest to grow food for pigs (we’re not making this up!).”

Protesters have also organized a Facebook page and petition that can be accessed by clicking here.

2 Comments

  1. Jason Crist

    December 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This so wrong anyone think king of leaving any money’s ever to this state or any of its schools should reconsider. Mr. How many never wanted the forest to be sold or changed.His grandchildren should get involved and do the same thing the grandchildren are doing at Hammock Beach.

  2. Ron Sutherland

    December 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks NC Policy Watch for helping raise awareness of the Hofmann Forest saga!

    Our protest went very well today:
    http://www.wncn.com/story/24157544/opponents-of-hofmann-forest-sale
    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9351618
    http://triangle.news14.com/content/news/all_nc_news/702337/nc-state-students-protest-hofmann-forest-sale
    (TWC subscription needed for the last one)