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

West Virginia Division of Forestry Current Blogs

June 9, 2021

How you can protect West Virginia’s forests from the spread of invasive plants and insects

April 26, 2021

Air support: West Virginia Division of Forestry’s drone program speeds up logging inspections and wildfire recon

March 26, 2021

Rosey Santerre: “Why I became a state forester in West Virginia”

August 25, 2020

Ginseng: How we are loving it to death

July 2, 2020

The science behind Smokey Bear Fire Danger Signs

May 26, 2020

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Forest Legacy Program

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Fall Foliage

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Managed Timberland Program

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Industry Assistance

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Planting Trees

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News Releases

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Project Learning Tree

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Invasive Species

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Conservation Education


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.