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West Virginia University researchers and the West Virginia Division of Forestry have teamed up to better understand and communicate the significant economic and environmental impacts of urban tree canopy cover across the state.

Read More: WVU completes study estimating urban forests provide more than $59 million in ecosystem services

A collaboration between the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and West Virginia University will result in improved safety for local residents, real savings for some Preston County water customers and research for faculty and students.

Read More: Groundbreaking date set for Preston County dam rehabilitation project that will benefit local residents and advance WVU research