French Broad River Watershed
Education and Training Center
About the Training Center
The French Broad River Watershed Education and Training Center has been initiated to provide educational programming to landowners, concerned citizens, natural resource managers, and public officials in Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood and Madison Counties. The training center will work in coordination with NC State University's Soil and Water Environmental Technology Center. Educational programs offered through the Training Center include: vegetated riparian buffers, streambank stabilization, natural channel design, livestock exclusion and watering systems, pasture management, agricultural and urban stormwater runoff management, and erosion control.
The training center is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC. The North Carolina Arboretum is a 426-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Research and Demonstration Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. A center for education, research, conservation and economic development, and garden demonstration, the Arboretum offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. The North Carolina Arboretum is a public institution -- integrating education, landscape, and research -- that elevates the aesthetic, cultural, and economic quality of life in North Carolina. The Arboretum, through conversion of the traditional values, environmental resourcefulness, and botanical mystique of the Southern Appalachian region, broadens contemporary expressions of landscape stewardship.
Map of the French Broad Watershed