Chris Hirni, County Ranger
The mission of the Durham County Forest Protection Program is to provide citizens with effective forest management, financial assistance, urban and community forestry planning, forest fire protection, insect and disease protection and to publicize the importance of prevention and protection measures through on-going information and educational programs.
Durham County provides support for the state administered forest protection program through a contract with the Division of Forest Resources within the N. C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Two Rangers are assigned to Durham County. Service is provided to all county residents. Approximately 100,000 acres of forest exist in Durham County.