Division of Forestry

Justice Declares State Of Emergency For Eastern Panhandle, Potomac Highlands Fires

Wildfires in several Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands counties have burned through thousands of acres cumulatively. Emergency personnel are on the ground fighting the flames.

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Tourism Department Released First Fall Foliage Report

Jones said different elements like temperature and precipitation go into an especially vibrant season. He said all those factors are lining up this year. “We are fortunate here to have a very diverse hardwood forest in West Virginia,” Jones said. “I think this year is going to be really vibrant. And you know, I encourage everyone to get out and, in our woods, and enjoy the view.”

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Jones Appointed State Forester And Director

Jeremy Jones has been named state forester and director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry.

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Legislators Voice Concerns About Carbon Offset Lands

The Legislative Post Audits Committee learned Sunday about the outdated way managed timberland is handled between the state tax department and forestry department. But that report led to questions from Senate President Craig Blair about how the state was handling carbon offset lands.

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