Forestry Policies (West Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||West Virginia|
|Name||Forestry Policies (West Virginia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|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|
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
|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|