Monongahela National Forest receives $3 million to improve stream quality and restore red spruce forests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will receive nearly $3 million for improving stream quality, wildlife habitat and forest resiliency under a multistate Landscape Restoration Partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The partnership will invest $30 million in 12 states this year. In West Virginia the money will be used to “leverage the technical and financial resources by collaborating not only with the Forest Service but also with our nonfederal partners across the state,” said Kevin Wickey, state conservationist for the NRCS.

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