Public tour at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

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Public tour at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour at 11 a.m. at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber management project prescribed to encourage the establishment of high-quality black cherry seedlings, accelerate the restoration of red spruce and provide wildlife habitat diversity while creating additional recreational access to this part of the forest. The tour is an opportunity for members of the public to learn about the project firsthand in order to provide written input if they so desire.

The project area is located off the Rich Mountain Fire Trail. Participants will meet at the Kumbrabow State Forest office. Bring substantial footwear, clothing appropriate for the weather, snacks and water. The majority of the tour will involve a .5 to 1 mile hike on uneven ground in the woods with hills along the tour path.

For more information about the tour or to register for it, contact Barbara Breshock at the Beckley office at 304-256-6775, by cellphone 304-932-7105 or via email, Barbara.A.Breshock@wv.gov. If you are planning to attend, please notify Breshock by noon Friday, Oct. 17, so enough transportation will be available. 

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News Release:  Oct. 14, 2014                 

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