Strategic Plan Highlights: Part 1

A Living Legacy In the first half of 2023, our office is reflecting on some of the major accomplishments coming out of our 2017-2022 5-Year Strategic Plan. This plan has been a pivotal one for the Forest. As we move to advance these goals and accomplishments into our next strategic… Read More

Standing in the Rain, Transformed by Forests

Reflection from Forestry Alum Anukriti Hittle, MF ’92 Standing in the pouring rain in my jean jacket and Converse All-Star high tops (I owned no “forestry clothes”), I could well have been walking down New York City’s upper west side, where I had studied International Relations. In fact, I was… Read More

Behind the Fall Scenes

A message from Assistant Director of Engagement Blake Tedder Forest Greetings, Every year, late summer and fall is our busiest time when our staff are working on the many varied and important fronts of our mission and strategic plan seemingly all at once. Much (maybe most) of this work goes… Read More


For immediate release ‐ March 29, 2022 (published with permission from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. See the original here) Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request By Bryan Stuart, Research Curator of Herpetology The Dwarf Waterdog (Necturus punctatus) is a fully aquatic salamander that occurs in rivers and… Read More

First Private Endowment for the Duke Forest Established

The Office of the Duke Forest is excited to announce the creation of the first privately funded endowment for the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory.  The Angle Family Duke Forest Fund, established by long-time friends Dr. Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin, recognizes and strengthens the Duke Forest as a vibrant resource for teaching, research, and community… Read More

Duke Origins: Duke Forest

BY DUKE TODAY STAFF Originally posted here Founded in July 1931 as the demonstration lands for the Duke School of Forestry, the Duke Forest has become Duke’s biggest and oldest laboratory and outdoor classroom with its 7,100 acres of teaching and research lands stretching across Durham, Orange, and Alamance Counties.… Read More