The Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site is the birthplace of forestry in America and the Biltmore Forest School. Established near Asheville in 1898, in the sprawling 500,000+ acres of Pisgah National Forest, the school was the first for the scientific study of forestry in the U.S. For 15 years the school staff educated more than 300 students who became some of the first American foresters. The forest is also home to the first tract of land purchased under the Weeks Act of 1911, credited for creating a national forest system in the U.S. 

For more information, visit the Cradle of Forestry In America Heritage Site’s website. And while you’re at Pisgah National Forest, take this easy trail to an amazing hidden waterfall in North Carolina.

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