America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment tells the story of how Carl Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He not only helped restore the land there, he established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement. The documentary film is produced for the Forest History Society by Bonesteel Films. Included are the 55-minute broadcast version of America’s First Forest AND the 30-minute featurette First in Forestry: Carl Alwin Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School, an adapted version of America’s First Forest. Both films are closed-captioned in English and Spanish.
If you want to have a public screening of the film, you must purchase the screening license!