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Division of Forestry


1877

Legislature created a Fish Commission and first game and warden appointments

Other events that happened on or around 1877

1897

Fish and Game Warden Office was created to replace Board of Fish Commissioners

Other events that happened on or around 1897

1909

Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a Forest, Game and Fish Warden

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1933

Legislature established the Conservation Commission

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1961

New legislation reorganized the Conservation Commission as the Department of Natural Resources

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1985

The Division of Forestry became a part of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Other events that happened on or around 1985

1990

Division of Forestry became a freestanding agency under the Department of Commerce

Other events that happened on or around 1990


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