MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University is bringing forestry education to a state women's prison.
On Aug. 7, faculty from WVU's Division of Forestry and Natural Resources will travel to the Lakin Correctional Center in West Columbia to kick off a program to teach inmates about forestry.
Forestry faculty will cover the basics of forest ecology, dendrology, silviculture and forest entomology during a three-hour workshop. After the workshop, participants will be given homework and then must complete an examination on the workshop and reading materials.
Successful participants will get continuing forestry credits from the Society of American Foresters. Some also will participate in a program at a nearby state tree nursery.
The training workshops will be offered twice a year.