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Pick up forest FUNdamentals with outdoor games this summer


With family-friendly games and activities from the West Virginia Division of Forestry, you can learn something while having fun.

“I grew up playing in the woods and streams,” said Assistant State Forester Linda Carnell. “I started asking questions about how things worked in nature and that led me into a career in forestry. I also had some very good mentors that helped me understand how important our forests are.”

Carnell also serves as the State Project Learning Tree (PLT) coordinator. Project Learning Tree was created in 1976 to encourage a well-informed understanding of the environment and how it works, using the forest as a “window on the world.” It is currently housed under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and co-sponsored in West Virginia by the state’s Division of Forestry and the West Virginia Forestry Association. Understanding forests is particularly important in West Virginia, the third most forested state in the country.

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