The West Virginia Forest Stewardship Program is sponsoring a series of "Walks in the Woods" throughout the state. These informal tours are open two anyone who currently owns forest land, hopes to own property someday or just enjoys spending time outdoors.
The tours are led by state forestry personnel who are experts on the issues facing West Virginia's forests. There will be a Walk in the Woods near Bruceton Mills starting at 10am Saturday.
Bill Slagle will lead a tour of his Walnut Meadows Farm, where he has a 10-acre black walnut plantation and a two-acre paulownia plantation. He grows seven acres of ginseng and he raises shitake mushrooms. In addition to agroforestry, the Slagels created a nature trail on their property, and gather mosses and greenery for the floral industry.
To register for the tour or for information, contact Ellen Voss at 304-293-5741 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.ahc.caf.wvu.edu/stewardship for more details, or visit http://wvstewards.ning.com for a list of additional forest-related events.