Duke Forest practices sustainable timber management, which promotes habitat diversity that benefits both research projects and wildlife. Few realize, however, that it also provides a majority, but not all, of the operating revenue for the Forest. University support and a mix of other small revenue streams make up the difference. But additional support from private contributions allow us to focus on special projects that would otherwise go unfunded. A great example is the Korstian Trail Project – an effort to both protect biodiversity and improve recreation.
Private contributions to the Duke Forest Improvement Fund allow us to:
- expand our environmental education programs for the public,
- better maintain our network of foot trails, and
- improve management and protection of our significant natural areas
If you enjoy the many benefits that the Forest provides, we hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Gifts can be targeted towards a variety of specific needs.
For questions regarding additional giving opportunities, please contact the office.