Carolina North Forest Manager Greg Kopsch, center, talks with colleagues Jerry McGovern and Jose Ramos at the Seawell School Road entrance to the UNC property on Tuesday (Oct. 2). UNC crews are now installing four signs at Carolina North entrances - three along Seawell School Road and another at Cates Farm. An additional sign on the property will mark the site of the John Castlebury Mill, originally built in 1765, which the University plans to preserve.
Kopsch's team was created to identify and post property lines, map hiking and biking trails, and install signs for trails, maps and information about how the public can use the Carolina North property. These steps are among the plans the University announced in 2006 to encourage use of the land by hikers, bikers and others in a way that will not harm the property or environment. The Carolina North 50-year plan calls for concentrating development on only 250 acres using, leaving much of the forest and wetlands in the 900-plus-acre tract largely undisturbed.