William Willard Ashe and the Acquisition of National Forests in the Eastern United States

My cousin, Robert E. Messick Jr., recently wrote an impressive paper on William Willard Ashe (1872–1932), a North Carolina botanist. Messick’s research on this subject is impressive. Needing an outlet to publish his work, I proudly offered to host his content on my website. What follows in Messick’s introduction to his paper and link to …

Forest Conservationist Rob Messick

Cousin Rob Messick was named Forest Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Governor’s office at the 2007 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards this past Saturday. I have to believe that there is no one more knowledgeable about old-growth forest in North Carolina than my cousin Rob. While he certainly gets …