West Virginia’s State Forests
What are they? Where are they?
What are they for? How is planning done? What does a Plan look like?
A plan is being developed for
each state forest.
How can you and other citizens
participate in the planning ?
Join a conference and workshop
to learn about:
*West Virginia’s State Forests.
*State planning guidelines and
*The state forest planning process.
*How citizens can participate.
Virginia’s State Forests
Conference/workshop sponsored by Forest Watch Coalition
When:Saturday, June 12, 1999 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Days Inn, Flatwoods, WV (I-79)
9:00 AM Registration, Sign-In, Continental Breakfast
9:30 Welcome, Introductions
9:45 Opening Remarks: Mary Wimmer
10:30 Introduction to West Virginia’s State Forests:
Bob Beanblossom, District Administrator, Parks & Recreation, WV
11:15 Greenbrier State Forest - The First State Forest Plan:
Jeff Layfield, Superintendent, Greenbrier State Forest
12:00 Noon Lunch
12:45 PM Workshop Session 1:
The Legal Framework - What the West Virginia Code Says: John McFerrin
1:30 Workshop Session 2:
State Forest Guidelines - What They Say, How They Work: Beth Little,
2:15 Workshop Session 3: Citizen Participation in State Forest
Moderator - Beth Little
Round Robin - Bill Ragette’, Beth Little, Terry and Bea Asbury, Leslee
3:30 Workshop Session 4:Organizing for Citizen Involvement -
Joy Oakes, Beth Little, Jim Sconyers
4:15 Wrap - Up, Evaluation
Registration ($5 before May 25, $8 after) includes conference,
continental breakfast, and lunch (vegetarian and nonvegetarian). To register
and for questions, call 637-4082.