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Watch WDTV News Coverage of The Nature Conservancy Spruce planting event at Blackwater Falls State Park

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The Nature conservancy of West Virginia partnerd with Blackwater Falls State Park Friday to celebrate Earth day. Volunteers were able to sign up and participate in planting 2,700 Red Spruce seedlings around the park. Red Spruce trees have declined over the years after being known as the dominant tree in West Virginia. Watch the Newscast.

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