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Conservation Camp

Youths can connect with nature at 75th annual West Virginia State Conservation Camp

Youths can learn to protect and preserve West Virginia’s natural resources at the West Virginia State Conservation Camp held Monday, June 13 through Saturday June 18, hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service.

Youths ages 14-18 interested in exploring natural resource-based careers or expanding their knowledge of the environment are encouraged to apply. In addition to hands-on learning, the camp will offer traditional camping activities such as nightly campfires, recreational sports and other group activities. Learn more about West Virginia State Conservation Camp…

Ben Spong

Ben Spong

WVU Extension Specialist – Forest Operations

Ben Spong, West Virginia University Extension Service forest operations specialist, knows what helps make West Virginia wild and wonderful, like the abundant forests that cover more than one-third of the state. Spong helps educate people and organizations about best practices in a variety of forest operations which include business management, harvest planning, optimization and safety with forest activities, and methods to harvest trees in an environmentally responsible way. Learn more about Ben's work...