Restoring & Managing Natural Communities Since 1999
About Us
Quality that Exceeds Expectations
Started in 1999, Carolina Silvics, Inc. is a forestry and natural resources contracting firm dedicated to the stewardship and sound management of our forests and natural communities. Our Regsistered Foresters, ecologists, and forestry technicians love what they do and bring that enthusiam to every project.

We pride ourselves on our diverse portfolio, including projects for government, private sector and non-profit clients. We believe that building strong client relationships is incredibly important and we work closely with our clients to engender complete trust.  

Our team has a great wealth of experience and knows that, despite the complexity of the restoration process and the seemingly competing interests of the stakeholders,
at the end of the day A SUCCESSFUL SITE is everyone's goal. 

Our success is due to our people! 
While there isn't room to introduce you to everyone, learn a bit more about our managers below:
  1. Dwight McKinney, RF (1971 - 2013)
    Dwight McKinney, RF (1971 - 2013)
    Dwight founded Carolina Silvics in 1999. Though we lost him in 2013 his legacy lives on in the forests he managed, the stems he planted, and the lessons he taught us.
  2. Mary-Margaret S. McKinney, RF, Pres.
    Mary-Margaret S. McKinney, RF, Pres.
    With over 20 years of experience in restoring hardwood forests and managing environmental projects, Mary-Margaret excels in turning challenges into solutions.
  3. Josh Merritt, Vegetation Management Scientist
    Josh Merritt, Vegetation Management Scientist
    Josh manages our Apex, NC office. His can-do attitude and problem-solving skills make him an asset to any project, but GPS/GIS inventory and analysis is where he excels.