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Roseburg Hires Roanoke Timberlands Manager

Roseburg reports that Pete Hancock has accepted the position of Roanoke Timberlands Manager, effective May 7, 2018. In this role, Hancock will oversee the day-to-day harvest and land management activities on Roseburg’s 158,000-acre fee land base in North Carolina and Virginia.

A 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry, Hancock has built an impressive 17-year consulting, industrial forest management, and supervisory career.

He joins Roseburg from GFR Forestry Consultants, where he has provided clients in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia with high-level timber sale, forest management, strategic harvest, and land use planning services for the past 12 years.

During college, Hancock spent his summer months interning for International Paper. After graduation, he leveraged that experience into an area forester position in the Roanoke area until the properties were sold in 2006.

“On the operations side, Pete adds immediate value,” says Gabe Crane, Roseburg director of resource operations and marketing. “His extensive knowledge of local log markets and existing relationships with facilities and contractors in the area will seamlessly integrate our direct log and stumpage sales programs.”

“On the management side, Pete’s passion for best science-based planning, loblolly pine silviculture, and the Roanoke land base line up with our long-term management principles and vision,” says Phil Adams, Roseburg director of timberlands. “Pete is a great fit for Roseburg, and we look forward to taking our management of the Roanoke timberlands to the next level together.”

Hancock will be based in North Carolina and report to both Gabe Crane and Phil Adams.

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