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West Virginia seed Source , Red Spruce and Balsam Fir Seedlings.

The west Virginia Highlands Conservancy organizes volunteers to collect seeds from native plant species. We contract with commercial growers to grow seedlings for ecosystem restoration projects in the highlands. When we have surplus of plants, we make them available to the public.

We currently have a limited number of Red Spruce and canaan valley balsam Flir trees available for spring 2016. these are high quality seedlings grown from the seeds we collect locally. all proceeds go to support red spruce ecosysytem restorations efforts in west virginia.

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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