2017 NASF Annual Meeting - Charleston WV

Charleston, West Virginia
Monday, September 18, 2017

GROWING TREES, GROWING JOBS


2017 NASF Annual Meeting - Charleston WV
Monday, September 18, 2017 8:00 AM -
Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Charleston Marriott Town Center
304-345-6500
200 Lee Street East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
United States

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Welcome!

Welcome to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!

Our state, also known as the Mountain State, is recognized for its glorious mountain terrain and rolling majestic hills. West Virginia is home to some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities in the country such as skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, cave exploring, and game hunting. The state also boasts a comprehensive state park system that includes 34 state parks, nine state forests, and two rail trails. Our vibrant tourism industry contributes more than $5 billion to the state's economy, supporting nearly 50,000 tourism-related jobs.

The City of Charleston, this year's site of the annual National Association of State Foresters (NASF) conference, serves as our capitol city. Just a few miles away, you will have the opportunity to explore the State Capitol Complex as part of the conference festivities planned for the evening of the annual NASF state dinner. The West Virginia Capitol Building was designed by Cass Gilbert, one of the most influential architects of the early 20th century. The building structure is comprised of Indiana limestone, Tennessee marble, Imperial Danby Vermont marble, and Italian travertine. Its original furnishings, still in use today in many of the State Capitol offices, are constructed of American walnut, black walnut, and quartered sawn oak. West Virginia's Capitol building dome stands five feet higher than the dome adorning the United States Capitol.

Although West Virginia enjoys the benefits of sycamore, cherry, red spruce, elm, ash, hemlock, and shortleaf pine trees, our forestlands are primarily known for their abundance of oak, hickory, maple, beech, birch, and pine timber stands. The State of West Virginia is comprised of more than 80% timberland, 86% of which is privately owned property. Our latest estimate revealed a timber reserve on all timberland in the state of approximately 60 billion board feet of prime hardwood species worth approximately $11.9 billion. West Virginia's forest industry contributes more than $3 billion to the state's economy, supporting more than 30,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

The West Virginia Division of Forestry is excited to have partnered with NASF to welcome the nation's forestry leaders to our great state. We look forward to hosting you for an exceptional week of business and networking.

Barry Cook
State Forester, West Virginia




 

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  • Early-bird pricing ends July 31, 2017.
    REGISTRATION CLOSES September 12, 2017.


    All payments should be received no later than September 12, 2017. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards online. If paying by check, please make checks payable to NASF and mail to:

    2017 NASF Annual Meeting
    National Association of State Foresters
    444 N Capitol St NW, Suite 540
    Washington DC  20001

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