The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources is committed to providing students with quality educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. The WVU Research Forest is the primary outdoor laboratory for this division. The Forest’s mission is to support the teaching, research and public service duties of the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources. The Division has programs in Forest Resources Management; Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources; Wildlife and Fisheries Management; and Wood Science and Technology. The Research Forest also serves as a source of knowledge exemplifies appropriate natural resources management. This is especially important in a state such as West Virginia, where nearly 80 percent of the landscape is forested and revenue generated from consumptive and non-consumptive uses of natural resources rank near the top of the state's economy.