Forestry Policies (West Virginia)

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Place West Virginia


   
Applies to States or Provinces West Virginia
Name Forestry Policies (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province




























Primary Website http://www.wvcommerce.org/energy/renewable_energy/biofuels.aspx



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source Strategic Plan: http://www.wvforestry.com/10DOF_112_FMRC_report_lores.pdf, Woody Byproduct Directory: http://www.wvcommerce.org/App_Media/assets/doc/energy/11WV_Wood_Byproduct.pdf


Summary

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_Byproduct.pdf



Policy Contact

Department Department of Commerce
Division Division of Energy
Address 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Address 2 Capitol Complex Building 6 Room 620
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25305-0311
Phone 304-558-2234



Website http://www.wvcommerce.org/energy/default.aspx
     
     


















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