Environment and Natural Resources

Forest Stewardship

The Forest Stewardship Program is a forest management program that offers private woodland owners guidance and financial assistance to protect and improve the timber, wildlife, soils, water, recreation, and aesthetic values of their forest. In each state, the program is administered trough a State Stewardship Coordinating Committee made up of representatives from federal, state and private natural resource agencies, environmental organizations, forest landowners, and industry. FSP funding originates with the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry and is passed to a State agency for distribution to landowners. In West Virginia the Division of Forestry manages the FSP.

logo_cmyk_sm WVU Extension Service jointly supports the Appalachian Hardwood Center with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. The AHC provides technical and research support to the state’s wood products industry and private forest landowners. In it’s two decade history, the AHC has become a center of excellence in outreach, extension and technology transfer, professional development and applied research.

See the AHC website for more information