West Virginia’s state park forest lands depend on you.
SB270/HB4182 will restore and improve the health of West Virginia’s state park lands while creating expanded public recreational opportunities in state parks. Through a responsible management program, West Virginia’s state park lands will be maintained in a way that will ensure their health and well-being for all years to come. The bill will also provide wildlife diversity throughout our state parks as well as expand the area of the parks that can be used by the public.
SB270/HB4182 will allow the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to work with the Director of the Division of Forestry and the superintendent of a selected state park to implement a management plan that improves and maintains forest health, reduces the risk of wildfire and expands the recreational area of the park.
We must act now.
Both the Division of Natural Resources and the Division of Forestry agree that the continued undermanagement of West Virginia’s state park lands will result in the substantial decline of their health and well-being.
What can our future look like?
West Virginia needs a responsible management plan for its state park lands that improves and maintains forest health, significantly increases all wildlife species, reduces the risk of wildfire, and provides expanded recreational opportunities for the public.
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