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Fall Tree Planting - Sept. 13, 2014

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Sept. 13, 2014 -- Red Spruce Ecosystem Restoration, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we continue our efforts to restore the red spruce ecosystem in the West Virginia Highlands. This tree planting event will take place on the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center at 9 am. Following an orientation about the red spruce ecosystem, and our work to restore it, we will car pool to the restoration site. Come dressed for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP! For more information, visit www.restoreredspruce.org, or contact Dave Saville at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 304 692-8118.

Soils Seminar - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Soil and Ecological Findings in the Central Appalachian Red Spruce Ecosystem

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Soil and Ecological Findings in the Central Appalachian Red Spruce Ecosystem

This important event will be held on April 9, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) in Davis, WV. 

USDA-NRCS will also be facilitating a webinar for this seminar. Click on the “event flyer” link below for information about joining the seminar by Live Meeting, or by audio conference.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Red Spruce Ecosystem Restoration

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Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge - Join us as we continue our efforts to restore the red spruce ecosystem in the West Virginia Highlands. This tree planting event will take place on the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center at 9 am. Following an orientation about the red spruce ecosystem and our work to restore it we will car pool to the restoration site. Come dressed for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP!

For more information, visit www.restoreredspruce.org , or contact Dave Saville at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 304 692-8118.

Who are we?

This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

Contact Us

For more information, and volunteer opportunities, please contact Cindy Sandeno:

Cindy Sandeno
304-636-1800 ext. 194
cmsandeno@fs.fed.us

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