Call Before You Cut

Get Woodland Management Advice

Managing your woodland can be a daunting task, but help is here for West Virginia landowners. “Call Before You Cut” caters to the needs of those seeking professional advice on how to manage their woodlands. The program is targeted specifically to landowners and gives them the tools they need to select reputable, licensed loggers, as well as help them make responsible long-term management decisions. Landowners can seek assistance by visiting or by calling the toll-free number 1-888-498-2292.

This program is sponsored in West Virginia by the Division of Forestry, West Virginia Forestry Association, Association of Consulting Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Call Before You Cut is a multi-state initiative to help landowners manage their woodlands for multiple uses, including wildlife, recreation, timber and woodland streams.

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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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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.