Public tour at Calvin Price State Forest scheduled for March 29, 2014

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Public tour at Calvin Price State Forest scheduled for March 29, 2014

   BECKLEY, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour of Calvin Price State Forest Saturday, March 29, 2014. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber management project prescribed to provide more diverse wildlife habitat, forest growth potential and improved access to the forest. The proposed harvest site is in the western portion of the forest, southwest of the Laurel Run primitive camping area. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about the project in order to provide written comments. A map of the tour area is available for download at www.wvforestry.com.

   The tour begins at 11 a.m. Participants should gather at the Camp Wood site near the confluence of Little Creek and Anthony Creek in Greenbrier County (intersection of County Routes 16 and 16/2) about a mile west of State Route 92. Look for Division of Forestry trucks. Bring substantial footwear, clothing appropriate for the weather, snacks or a lunch and water. The tour will involve a mile-long hike on steep uneven ground in the woods, with a short portion on an old road with some wet areas. Officials have prepared a “tailgate” presentation for those interested in seeing the beginning of the proposed road location, maps and pictures instead of taking the hike.

   Those planning to attend should notify State Lands Manager Barbara Breshock by 4 p.m. Monday, March 24. If no one advises their intention to attend by that date, the tour will not be held.

   For more information contact Barbara Breshock at the Beckley office at 304-256-6775 or via email at Barbara.A.Breshock@wv.gov

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Photo courtesy W.Va. Division of Forestry (see attached photo): Forestry officials will host a public tour at Calvin Price State Forest March 29, 2014. Participants should meet at the Camp Wood site near the confluence of Little Creek and Anthony Creek in Greenbrier County.

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News Release:  March 18, 2014             

Leslie Fitzwater Smithson, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342 or 304-541-8102, Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov

Contact:  Barbara Breshock, State Lands Manager, 304-256-6775, Barbara.A.Breshock@wv.gov