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PRESS

NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO

Filming A Forest Hero - Asheville Citizen-Times

"The star of the latest movie filmed at Biltmore can actually be spotted at the historic estate every day of the week: its landscape... ” 

 

Film Sees The Forest And The Trees - The Greenville News

"The Forest History Society, a Durham-based nonprofit, and Bonesteel Films, an Asheville-based production company, are developing... ” 

 

Documentary Chronicles Schenck, Forestry - The Transylvania Times

"A new documentary honoring the pioneering forestry work of Dr. Carl Schenck will premiere Aug. 30 at Brevard College.... ” 

 

Bonesteel Films 'First in Forestry' premieres in WNC Asheville Citizen-Times

"The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association will premiere First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School at 4 p.m.  

 

Documentary on Carl Schenck premieres on UNC-TV - Asheville Citizen-Times

"Settle in with the popcorn and the TV tomorrow (Wednesday) night. “America’s First Forest,” the first full-length, in-depth documentary film ever made about legendary forester and educator Carl Schenck... ” 

 

AROUND THE WEB

FROM THE FHS BLOG Peeling Back the Bark

Schenck Documentary Now In Production!

"What began as a millionaire’s dream, a genius’s vision, and a forester’s labor is now being captured in a Forest History Society documentary film... ” 

 

Fundraising for Carl Schenck Film Project Now Underway

"The Forest History Society is excited to announce that we’re developing a new documentary film. First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School will be the first documentary film..."

 

A Visit to the Carl Alwin Schenck Redwood Grove

"The silence, once I recognized it, struck me as odd, but then it made sense. I’ve been in louder empty churches, an apt analogy because I was here to pay my respects to the late, great man. I stood alone in the natural cathedral...."

 

'America's First Forest' premieres Wednesday Henderson County News

"America's First Forest, the first full-length, in-depth documentary film ever made about legendary forester and educator Carl Schenck, will have its broadcast premiere on UNC-TV at 8 p.m. Wednesday." 

 

"America’s First Forest” - "The State of Things" on WUNC-FM

Executive producer and historian Jamie Lewis and director Paul Bonesteel were interviewed on "The State of Things" radio program. Take a listen!

First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School - Open House

"A little bit of the past caught up with Biltmore last week when actors portraying George Vanderbilt, Frederick Law Olmsted, Gifford Pinchot and Carl Schenck were on property to film scenes for a documentary about Schenck, “First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School...”  

 

Forest History Society's New Film Retraces History of Woodland Ownership - Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine

"The Forest History Society is currently filming a documentary at the Biltmore Estate about the life of Carl Schenck, the original forester of the estate and the founder of America’s first school of forestry: the Biltmore Forest School..."   

 

First in Forestry - Zach Russell (Makeup artist for the film)

"My favorite thing about being a commercial makeup artist is the locations that I get to go on. Luckily I live here in Asheville, North Carolina, which has a rich history and an even richer scenery...”  

 

Forest History Society to Develop New Documentary on Biltmore Forest School - North Carolina Forestry Association "Treeline" - August 2013

"The Forest History Society is co-developing a new documentary film about Carl Schenck and the birth of American forestry. First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School will examine the pivotal role that the Biltmore Estate’s chief forester, Carl Schenck, and America’s first school of forestry played in establishing American conservation principles..."

 

First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School Film Project - North Carolina Forest Stewardship News (pg. 22)

"The Forest History Society is excited to announce they're co-developing a new documentary film about Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School. First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School will be the first documentary film to examine the pivotal role that the Biltmore Estate's chief forester Carl Schenck and America's first school of forestry played in American conservation history.”  

 

Free Film Screening Explores Carl Schenk’s Pivotal Role in Saving America’s Forests

The Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs has partnered with the North Carolina Museum of History to bring a new documentary about Carl Schenck and his role in our nation’s conservation history to downtown Raleigh, Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. (The screening was also written up on the Carolina Fieldtrips Magazine website.)