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Nominated for a 2016 Midsouth Regional Emmy Award

for best historical documentary and winner for best music!

Look for America's First Forest on your local PBS station!

America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment tells the story of how Carl Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He not only helped restore the land there, he established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement. The 1-hour documentary film is produced for the Forest History Society by Bonesteel Films

 

To learn more about the film, go to our STORY page. To learn about the Forest History Society, visit our website