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Clemmons Educational State Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Johnston County is home to the first educational state forest in North Carolina. Since 1976, rangers have been offering classes, workshops, and educational experiences for thousands of visitors coming to learn more about the soils, watershed, forest, wildlife and cultural history of the property. Picnic areas and multiple hiking trails provide wonderful outdoor experiences for everyone visiting the forest.

Clemmons Educational State Forest Needs Our Help

The North Carolina Forest Service will be planting longleaf pine trees on more than 50 acres. The restoration is a major step forward as we return the forest to the native longleaf pine trees that once covered the majority of the landscape. The reforestation project will also provide critical habitat and protection for wildlife such as the least brook lamprey, which is a state-listed fish of concern. The areas planted are in the headwaters of Beddingfield Creek, which is a direct tributary to the Neuse River.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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