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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.

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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.


wog“Keeping Woodlands as Woodlands Requires Active Input”

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.

Also, 4.0 (Category-1) CFE Credits are offered. To RSVP and for more information contact Ed Murriner at the WV Woodland Owners Association by phone at: (304) 382-5307 or by e-mailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or: Dan Magill at (304) 293- 9419; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meeting Schedule

9:00 AM:         Registration Begins……..With Refreshments

9:30 AM:         Meeting Introduction…Tim Fink, Moderator & WV WOA President ...Welcome Participants...Introduce Speakers...Summary of WV WOA

9:40 PM:         Wild Turkey Habitat and Species Management in WV Woodlands ....Host: Cully McCurdy, National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)

10:10 AM:       “Why Do Landowners Organize?  To Protect Ourselves and Things We Value” ...Host: Keith Argow, National Woodland Owners Association, President

10:25 AM:       Break………………..With Refreshments

10:40 AM:       Improving Quality Tree Species Regeneration, Growth, and Survival by Controlling Native (A. Beech, spice bush, etc.) and Non-Native Invasive Tree and Plant Species (Tree-of-heaven, multiflora rose, etc.) in WV  ...Host: Jeff Kochenderfer, USDA Forest Service

11:15 AM:       Oak Species Regeneration, Growth, and Survival in WV ...Host: Gary Miller, USDA Forest Service

12 NOON       Lunch Time Speaker: WV Woodland Owners Association’s Purpose and Current Status  ...Tim Fink, WV Woodland Owners Association, President

1:00 PM:         Timber Sale & Land Associated Legislative-Bills, and Laws and Taxes in WV  ... Host: Frank Stewart, WV Forestry Association, President

1:45 PM:         Timber Harvest Contracts and Sale Administration in WV  ...Hosts: Jim Mitchell and Jim Hayes, Consulting Foresters

2:20 PM:         WV WOA 2014 Educational Woodland Field Tours   ...Host: Dan Magill, WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center

2:30 PM:         Tour of the Wood Technology Center: Purpose & Facilities………..Host: Facilities Manager         

3:00 PM:         Conclude Annual Meeting


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