The Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) at West Virginia University, is a jointly supported center of the WVU Extension Service and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design.
The center was established in 1987 by the West Virginia Legislature to provide technical and research support for the state's growing wood products industry. The AHC is a center of excellence for outreach; extension and technology transfer; professional development; and applied research. The AHC serves sustainable natural resource-based businesses and communities as well as private forest landowners and natural resource professionals in the Appalachian forest region.
West Virginia University AHC Wildlife Extension Specialist, Sheldon Owen was featured on WV Public Broadcasting discussing the Morgantown Areas Deer Survey. Follow the links for the full story or the archived radio broadcast.
On (Saturday) March 29, 2014, The Annual West Virginia Woodland Owners Association Meeting & Seminar will be held in Elkins, WV: The meeting will be held at the Wood Technology Center on 11th Street in the Industrial Park Section of Elkins, WV from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
AHC staffer Larry Osborn is assisting a team of conservators at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (NASM) which is currently conducting a condition evaluation of the sole surviving example of the Horten H IX jet powered all-wing aircraft that was in development in Germany late in World War II. Much of the aircraft structure is wood.
In 2011, conservator Peter McElhinney attended a wood anatomy & identification workshop for conservators through the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), which was taught by Larry Osborn of the Appalachian Hardwood Center and Dr. Terry Conners of the University of Kentucky. He asked both to assist in wood identification on the Horten project late in 2013.
The early bird discount for the upcoming 2014 Mid-Atlantic Biomass Heat & Power Conference expires tomorrow. The $99 registration fee will increase to $150 on March 1.
Act now to ensure you can get the discounted rate. The conference brochure is updated every two days as more of our speakers are confirmed.
Do you own a woodland property and wonder about projects you might do to make it more productive? Or do you just like hearing about what woodland owners do to improve the woods they love so much?