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.
The 1st Quarter 2014 Timber Market Report data has been summarized and published. Check out the most current data on Stumpage Prices for West Virginia using our online web application.
Red Oak and other species continue to show improving stumpage values as illustrated on the below statewide average price plot. Yellow Poplar is being reported at all time high values. We thank all the reporting sawmills, loggers, foresters, and others who supply stumpage price information each quarter. We will be collecting second quarter data here in the next month. If you would like further information on these reports, please contact Ben Spong
Link to full Timber Market Report
The WVU Division of Forestry and Natural Resources will be hosting a conference on
Biomass Utilization for Green Materials and Energy
Date: September 2, 2014, Morgantown, WV
This free event will bring together nationally recognized experts to discuss new products, technologies and opportunities for wood-based materials and energy systems. Take part in the opportunity to network with other experts and biomass businesses!
For more information and questions, please contact:
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.
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.
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.