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202314dec9:30 amTREE FELLING SAFETY AND PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT WORKSHOPElk River Wildlife Management Area, Sutton, WV

202408jan8:00 amBest Management Practices WorkshopFairlea/State Fair Grounds

202410jan8:00 amBest Management Practices WorkshopFarmington Community Building

202410jan8:00 amBest Management Practices WorkshopBurlington VFD

202410jan8:30 amBest Management Practices WorkshopMilton VFD

202417jan8:30 amBest Management Practices WorkshopElizabeth-Wirt VFD


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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.