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.
Are you or someone you know between the ages of 14 and 18 and interested in WV's natural resources? Consider attending the award winning WV State Conservation Camp this June 14 - 19th. A week at WV State Conservation Camp will allow you opportunities to explore the natural world with state and federal natural resouces professionals. During a great week at camp, you will explore potential career opportunities, learn new skills, and meet lifelong friends from all across West Virginia!
A proud tradition since 1941, WV State Conservation Camp continues to introduce young adults to their natural resources and to the wise use and management of those resources. Come, join in this legacy and let Conservation Camp open the door to the outdoors for you! Many local organizations and groups provide camper scholarships that cover some or all of the camp fees.
Appalachian Hardwood Center Assistant Director, Shawn Grushecky, presented information related to cofiring coal with woody biomass in the state's power plants. This event was covered by WV Public Broadcasting. Source: wvpubcast.org
The AHC Website has unfortunately been down for a month due to a redesign and other issues. We are currently back online, but not all items are fully up and running yet. We are currently still working on organizing our documents and publications section, but have not yet finished that task. Please check back soon and keep us posted if you have questions or concerns about the website.
ECOST – a computer program developed by scientists at the Northern Research Station for estimating stump-to-mill costs of cable logging, conventional ground-based skidding, cut-to-length, feller-buncher systems, forwarding, and several small farm tractors for logging a wide range of Eastern hardwoods is now available for downloading at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/software/