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

How Foresters Fight Wildfires

April 8, 2024

How Foresters Fight Wildfires

October 12, 2022

Working in nature starts here: Division of Forestry Internship Program

June 8, 2022

Randolph, Upshur Students Help WV Forestry Plant Red Spruce Trees at Kumbrabow State Forest

May 16, 2022

Division of Forestry: The Role of a West Virginia Forester

March 29, 2022

Spring fire season is here: Let’s do our part to prevent wildfires

November 9, 2021

Lookout legacy: Fire towers stand as lofty reminders of West Virginia’s firefighting history

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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.