About Us

The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project works to restore and conserve threatened forest land in Roanoke Electric’s service area by increasing forest-owner income and land asset values. The project engages youth and young adults in learning what they need to know to advance sustainable forestry on their family lands and provides role models, mentoring and internship opportunities to begin cultivating future natural resource professionals.

Our technical partners are Enviva, the USDA Farm Service Agency, the USDA Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement 2501 ProgramThe Conservation Fund, North Carolina Forest ServiceNorth Carolina Department of AgricultureNorth Carolina State University-Extension Forestry, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Tree Farm Program, North Carolina Forestry Association, the Natural Resources Conservation Service's North Carolina division and the University of Mount Olive.

I'm Alton Perry

Alton is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. Alton is retired from the NC Forest Service; he served in Wake County from 1982 until 2006, and he served as Outreach Coordinator in the state office in Raleigh from 2006 until his retirement in 2012.

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