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Ancient West Virginia forests once a mosaic of landscapes

Forests in what became West Virginia were managed in ways we're only beginning to understand.Historians once assumed West Virginia had been shaded by a vast unbroken forest, but one naturalist scheduled to speak on old forests at North Bend State Park this month says it was, instead, a landscape of fields and woodlands managed by Native Americans. "I've heard it said that a squirrel could run limb-to-limb across West […]


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Ancient West Virginia forests once a mosaic of landscapes

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