ELK GARDEN, W.Va. -- Timber harvesting will get underway at the end of November around Jennings Randolph Lake near Elk Garden.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the work will begin on Nov. 30 in areas near but not within sight of the Robert W. Craig Campground.
Logging will continue through April 12, 2014, except for a break between Dec. 1 and Dec. 23.
Project manager Karl Hakala said the targeted area is overgrown and has a closed canopy. For the forest to regenerate, some wood must be harvested first.
He said a key goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of a healthy forest for public recreation, aesthetic value and to support ecosystem and regional biodiversity.