CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is urging landowners to sign up for the Cooperative State-County-Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Moth Suppression program to help protect West Virginia’s forests. The sign-up period will run until Aug. 31.
“West Virginia’s forests are one of our state’s most valuable resources. From tourism to our timber industry, our forests are a vital economic driver for the Mountain State,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “We hope people will take advantage of this program.”
Application forms and brochures are available at the WVDA’s Plant Industries Division website. Landowners may also obtain applications and brochures at local WVU Extension offices and WVDA field offices in Charleston (304-558-2212) or New Creek (304-788-1066). A non-refundable $1.00 per acre survey deposit must be submitted with the application. This deposit will be applied toward payment for treatment if the landowner qualifies.
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