They’re easily recognized by their black and orange markings and delicate yet purposeful flight. But the Monarch Butterfly is also under threat.  After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted but…

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Prescribed burn planned in Pocahontas County Monongahela National Forest plans to conduct a 411-acre prescribed burn on Middle Mountain in Pocahontas County south of Minnehaha Springs before the end of November, weather-permitting. The primary purpose for this project is to enhance habitat for wild turkey and other woodland species by maintaining open areas in the…

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Through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service, West Virginia University (WVU) employees will conduct voluntary surveys of visitors recreating on the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.   Visitors on developed recreation areas and trailheads, and along Forest Service roads who agree to participate in the National…

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged consumers to beware of the ever-present Social Security scam and not give in to intimidation tactics used by scammers.   This prevalent scam often involves unsolicited calls from someone who claims to be with the Social Security Administration. The impostor tells the consumer their account has been frozen…

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