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Volunteer Spruce Planting at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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September 17, 2016 9AM

On september  17th the refuge is inviting volunteers to come out and help plant red spruce seedlings. Meet at the refuge office at 9AM. Learn why we are restoring red spruce in our forest and then help us plant trees. Come dressed up for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water. Lunch will be provided.For more information contact Dawn Washington @ 304-866-3858 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volunteer Spruce Planting at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

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Saturday April 16, 2016, 9am.

Meet at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.  We will have a brief talk about the work of CASRI, review the day’s work plan, then car pool to the planting site.  Weather can be unpredictable at this time of year but we will work rain or shine.  Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring gloves and a water bottle.  We will have pizza for lunch.  RSVP please.  Questions?  Contact Dave Saville This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Presentation - Spruce Forest Restoration in the Central Appalachians.

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February 16, 7pm Frostburg,MD

The Western mountains chapter of the Maryland Native plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 328, On tuesday February 16th. the guest speaker will be Dave Saville program coordinator for the west Virginia Highland Conservancy's Red spruce Ecosystem Restoration program. His presentation titled "Restoring the High elevation Red Spruce Forests of Central Appalachia" will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, The public is welcome [Read more]

CASRI Quarterly Meeting

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February 11, 9 am-noon Elkins

The central Appalachian Spruce restoration  initiative partners will hold their winter meeting on February 11, 9 Am- noon at the forest supervisor's office in Elkins. Meeting agenda will be posted soon. agendas and meeting minutes from all the 2015 meetings are available here [Read]

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 :

Darrin Kelly

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

dpkelly@fs.fed.us

P: 304-636-1800x169

f: 304-637-0582

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