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THE APPALACHIAN HARDWOOD CENTER

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.

 

 

On (Saturday) November 17, 2012, The Annual West Virginia Woodland Owners Association Meeting will be held in Elkins, WV:  Cost to attend is $25.00 per person.  The meeting will be held at the Wood Technology Center from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. 

Lunch will be served from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM and will include a luncheon speaker.  A tour of the Wood Technology Center is scheduled from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  Also, 5 (Category 1) CFE Credits are being offered.

 

For more information contact Ed Murriner at the WV Woodland Owners Association by phone at:  (304) 400-8646 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.

 

9:00 AM:         WOA Business Meeting

 

9:30 AM: Registration Begins……..With Refreshments 

 

10:00 AM: Meeting Introduction……………………………Tim Fink, Moderator & WV WOA President

  ..............Welcome Participants......Introduce Speakers......Summary of WV WOA

10:10 AM:       Firewood Utilization

……………………………………..Host: Elizabeth Basham, WVU Forestry Graduate Assistant

 

10:40 AM:       Emerald Ash Borer: Spread in WV & Control

……………………………………..Host: Tim Tomon, Forest Entomologist, WV Dept. of AG.

11:10 AM:       Break……..With Refreshments

11:20 AM:       Update on the WVU Wildlife Extension

……………………………………..Host: Dr. Sheldon Owen, WVU Wildlife Extension Specialist

 

11:50 AM: WV WOA Educational Field Tours

……………………………………..Host: Dan Magill, WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center

12 NOON:      Lunch Time Speaker: Current Status of the WV Woodland Owners Association (WOA)

………………………………………Host: Tim Fink, WV WOA President

 

1:00 PM: Native Bat Species & Habitat

……………………………………..Host: Dr. Sheldon Owen, WVU Wildlife Extension Specialist

 

1:30 PM:         Tour of the Wood Technology Center: Purpose & Facilities

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2:30 PM:        Conclude Annual Meeting

 

 

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