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Forestry Policies (West Virginia)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
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Program Info
State 
West Virginia
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Department of Commerce

West Virginia's Forests are managed by the State Division of Forestry. In 2010 the State issues its Forest Resource Assessment:
http://www.wvforestry.com/DOF100Assessment_Revised_091310_Part1.pdf

The report summarizes available woody biomass resources, citing harvesting cost as a limiting factor due to complex terrain.

In 2010 the Forestry Division issued the document "Strategic Plan for the sustainability of West Virginia Forests", which included a section summarizing the State Forester's Report to FMRC on the use of wood biomass from West Virginia forests:
http://www.wvforestry.com/10DOF_112_FMRC_report_lores.pdf

The Appalachian Hardwood Center has issued an annual Wood Byproducts directory of availability and demand:
http://www.wvcommerce.org/App_Media/assets/doc/energy/11WV_Wood_Byproduc...