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Old Fields, West Virginia, by Mark Wilt

Forests in what became West Virginia were managed in ways we're only beginning to understand.

Old Fields, in Hardy County, was so named for old fields found by settlers of European descent who entered the valley of the South Branch of the Potomac. (Photo courtesy Mark Wilt).

Forest by Johannes Plenio

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