Rescheduled to 2022

Rescheduled to 2022

Dear 2020 Central Hardwood Conference Participant: I would like to update you on the status of the Central Hardwood Conference originally scheduled for March 18-20, 2020 in Charleston, WV. We delayed the conference with hopes of safely hosting it later this fall. Unfortunately, the continued travel restrictions at many universities and public agencies, and the …

Presenter Instructions

Presentations and Posters Oral presentations are each scheduled for a 20 minute block with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Poster presentation maximum poster dimensions are 36” tall x 48” wide. Proceedings / e-GTR Papers Due April 30,2020 Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy and Mary Beth Adams will serve as co-Editors for the Proceedings, which will be …

Conference Schedule

CFEs application submitted: Day 1= 6.5 hr, Day 2= 6 hr, and Tour= 4.5 hr March 18 Welcome Keynote Speaker Plenary Speakers Concurrent Sessions March 19 Plenary Speakers Concurrent Sessions March 20 Optional Field Tour

Field Tour

After two days of presentations, join us for the optional field tour on Friday, March 20th. Vans will leave from the main conference facility at the Charleston Marriott. Almost 12 million acres of West Virginia, about 79% of the state, is forested.  Families and individuals, corporations, and other private entities own most of forest land …

Conference Hotel

The Charleston Marriott Town Center in the middle of vibrant Charleston, West Virginia will be the setting for conference events and sessions. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2/18/2020 AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED (ESPECIALLY FOR THE THURSDAY NIGHT). SEE BELOW FOR ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS. Please make reservations directly with Marriott Reservations online here: or by calling 800-228-9290 or …

West Virginia’s Forests

West Virginia’s forest land area totals 12.2 million acres and occupies 79 percent of the State’s land area. Since 2008, there has been a 1.8 percent increase in forest land. Ninety-six percent of West Virginia’s forest land, 11.8 million acres, is classified as timberland, 304,000 acres is classified as reserved, and 74,000 acres as forest …