Forestry Policies (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place West Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces West Virginia
Name Forestry Policies (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source Strategic Plan:, Woody Byproduct Directory:


West Virginia's Forests are managed by the State Division of Forestry. In 2010 the State issues its Forest Resource Assessment:

The report summarizes available woody biomass resources, citing harvesting cost as a limiting factor due to complex terrain.

In 2010 the Forestry Division issued the document "Strategic Plan for the sustainability of West Virginia Forests", which included a section summarizing the State Forester's Report to FMRC on the use of wood biomass from West Virginia forests:

The Appalachian Hardwood Center has issued an annual Wood Byproducts directory of availability and demand:

Policy Contact

Department Department of Commerce
Division Division of Energy
Address 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Address 2 Capitol Complex Building 6 Room 620
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25305-0311
Phone 304-558-2234