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2022 ginseng harvest season in West Virginia opens

A harvester holds a ginseng root along side a mature ginseng plant.
MULLENS, W.Va. — Ginseng harvest season is open in West Virginia and will continue through Wednesday, November 30, according to the W.Va. Division of...

Registration open for "Women Owning Woodlands" weekend

Barbara Breshock of the W.Va. Division of Forestry demonstrates forestry equipment.
Women landowners who wish to learn more about forestry in West Virginia and network with other women involved in woodlands management can now register...

W.Va. Division of Forestry subdues fire in Pendleton County

Fire travels through a boulderfield in Pendeleton County. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
After several days of battling a blaze in scenic Pendleton County—notably home to Seneca Rocks—the W.Va. Division of Forestry declared the South Mill Creek...

Forestry officials seek information on Coopers Rock forest fire

The Clay Run area at Coopers Rock State Forest drains into the Cheat River.
Officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry are seeking information from the public regarding a wildfire that occurred in the Clay Run area...

WV Division of Forestry urges public to practice fire safety

A forest fire ravages an evergreen forest.
Officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry are reminding the public to be cautious throughout spring fire season and follow safe burning laws. Between...

Glenville, state partnership creates forestry certification programs

W.Va. Division of Forestry Forester Jesse King instructs students.
Glenville State College in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is offering forestry certifications as part of the school's expanding Forest Technology...

Forest Stewardship program announced in eastern panhandle

Pendeleton County, Potomac Branches Region
The West Virginia Division of Forestry is announcing a sign-up period for the Forest Stewardship program counties in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the...

W.Va. State U. to host virtual workshop on forest planning

W.Va. State University will host a forest management planning seminar for state landowners.
West Virginia State University will host a free online workshop on forest-management planning for West Virginia farmers and landholders on Thursday, June 18, at...

Glenville, U.S. Forest Service to offer forestry internships

A new forestry partnership at Glenville State College is providing internships in the Monongahela National Forest.
The Glenville State College Department of Land Resources, the GSC Foundation, and the United States Forest Service have partnered to offer internship opportunities for...

Students map landmark campus trees at Bethany College

Landmark trees shade the campus at Bethany College near the school's old-growth Parkinson Forest.
Students at Bethany College are mapping trees across the school's historic campus in advance of the arrival of one of the nation's foremost experts...

State tree nursery to begin selling container trees Feb. 1

A sycamore opens beneath a blue winter sky in West Virginia. Sycamores are now available at the state tree nursery.
Clements State Tree Nursery is taking orders for container trees, which will be available Feb. 1, weather permitting, according to West Virginia forestry officials. Located...

WVU prof to study plant invading the Appalachian forest

To the casual observer, Japanese stiltgrass appears as a harmless, leafy-green plant that blends into the majestic scenery during a weekend hike, but plant...

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