In early August 2018, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (CVNWR) announced that they would be using commercial logging on Refuge land, a practice that has not been previously used. At the time there was only a two week comment period, and the public meetings on the issue were not well publicized. Despite the short comment period there was an enormous public response, and many concerned citizens sent letters.
Thanks to those comments, the public comment period has been extended. The new deadline is September 11th. You can still submit a comment through our Take Action Page. You’ll see that the suggested text has changed to reflect the longer comment period. As always, you are welcome to write your own personal comments.