By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Documentary Chronicles Schenck, Forestry – Brevard NC

 

An actor portraying a young Dr. Carl Schenck measures a tree trunk as part of a documentary chronicling his life and the Biltmore Forest School. "First in Forestry - Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School," will premiere Aug. 30 at Brevard College. (Courtesy photos)

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

"First in Forestry - Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School" is an hour-long in-depth portrayal of the German silviculturist and how his recommendations set a precedent for what the U.S. Forest Service uses today for much of its policy regarding national forest management.

The Raleigh-based Forest History Society had been kicking the idea for the documentary around for about a decade, but the project really built steam around 2012 when staff began fundraising for the...



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