Public Tour at Coopers Rock State Forest Saturday, May 19, 2011
The West Virginia Division of Forestry will conduct a public tour at Coopers Rock State Forest on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber management project prescribed to meet recreational, wildlife and forest management objectives.
Project plans include constructing a designated parking area along Pisgah Road and developing a 2.4 mile road/trail loop.
Wildlife objectives include increasing young forest habitat and food sources.
Other plans include creating savannahs and varying habitats for different bird species, including turkey, grouse and songbirds like the golden-winged warbler.
This is the opportunity for the public to tour the proposed project area and ask questions prior to providing written comments.
The proposed project area is located within the main body of Coopers Rock State Forest, south of Interstate 68, east of the Scott Run trail and west of Pisgah Road (Preston County Route 73/2).
ABOUT COOPERS ROCK STATE FOREST
At approximately 12,747 acres, Coopers Rock State Forest is the largest in the West Virginia State Forest system.
Located 13 miles east of Morgantown and eight miles west of Bruceton Mills, Coopers Rock is easily accessed by Exit 15 of Interstate 68.
The spectacular scenic view from the Coopers Rock Overlook and the numerous hiking and biking trails make this State Forest one of the most visited areas in West Virginia.