Spring Fire Season
Fire season dates: March 1 – May 31
Burning is prohibited during burning season from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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2024 Arbor Day

West Virginia 2020 State Forest Action Plan

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Logging - Training, Licensing, & Certification

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West Virginia Division of Forestry Current Blogs

202425apr9:30 amTREE FELLING SAFETY AND PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT WORKSHOPElk River Wildlife Management Area, Sutton, WV

202401may5:30 pmPack test for Western Fire Crew dutyGlenville State College track

202402may8:00 amBest Management Practices WorkshopGassaway (Mon Power Building)

202408may8:00 amBest Management Practices WorkshopWinfield Community Building

202410may8:00 amPack test for Western Fire Crew dutyPrinceton High School Track

202414may9:00 amPack test for Western Fire Crew dutyToyota plant in Buffalo


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The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, sustaining, and promoting the wise utilization of our state’s forest resources.


Established in 1909, as a declaration of the state government for the need of forest protection and research, the West Virginia Division of Forestry protects and conserves the state’s forest resources.