The Emmy Award–winning film 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. Also included with the film is First in Forestry: Carl Alwin Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School, an adapted version of America's First Forest that focuses on Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School.

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These films were produced by the Forest History Society and can be ordered here.



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