The Friends of DuPont Forest is lucky beyond measure to, once again, have Chuck Ramsey on the Board of Directors. Chuck says he’s kind of lost track, but this is either his fourth or fifth term as a board member. 

Chuck’s history with the Forest dates back to September 1971 when he first began recreating on the property that ultimately became DuPont State Forest. His experiences gave him a sense of “ownership” that continues to fuel his desire to be an active volunteer in the Forest. 

In addition to serving on the FODF board, Chuck has volunteered countless hours with the Trails Committee, Volunteer Trail Patrol, Tour de Falls, trail maintenance and relocation, flag line proposals, Bring Your Own Bus waterfall tours, and litter pick-up. Chuck has also served multiple terms on the DuPont Forest Advisory Committee including the very first one back in the nineties. 

Chuck’s the person you want to have around if ever you encounter trouble out on the trail. Not only is he an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor, he’s a certified chainsaw instructor and has helped lead chainsaw safety certifications in three states. Chuck is a Trail Crew Leader and is certified in trail machine operation for the United States Forest Service. In other words, he knows exactly how to problem solve trail issues created by weather or overuse. 

Chuck’s current favorite activities in the Forest are hiking, mountain biking, and wildflower photography. If granted a single wish for the Forest Chuck would like to see all trail users develop a sense of ownership that leads them to responsible use of the Forest’s resources.

Chuck Ramsey

Chuck Ramsey

Board Secretary and First mountain biker in WNC