“West Virginia is blessed with abundant natural resources that have provided jobs and prosperity for its people for decades.”

West Virginia is the third most heavily forested state with 12 million acres of forestland and more than 80% of forest coverage. Forest industry is the only natural resource industry present in all 55 West Virginia counties and contributes $3.2 billion annually to the state economy with more than 30,000 employees and over 260,000 forest landowners. At annual harvest rates of 1 billion board feet in West Virginia, this resource presents a tremendous opportunity for the wood products industry in the Appalachian forest region.

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