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Spruce Mapping Project Complete!

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After almost 3 years and a lot of work, CASRI partners have finally completed a current map of red spruce cover across WV! The red spruce cover map is intended to assist with restoration of red spruce communities and the high elevation species that depend upon them.

View the map.
Download the data for free from the WVGIS Center.


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 :

Julie Fosbender

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

P: 304-636-1800

f: 304-637-0582