Their is a push in the county to get the Calhoun County
Park ponds stocked with
trout. Currently, trout fishermen from Calhoun have long drives to fish
for the salmanoid trutta. The nearest trout fishing locations are Cedar
Creek, Mountwood and
Lake. Over 50 of West Virginia’s 55
counties are stocked with trout.
We need approximately $800 to stock the pond with
trout. The Stock the Pond fund needs help from residents of Calhoun for
this to happen. Last year, I applied for a community grant for this
purpose, but the funds just aren’t there. This will need to be a
grassroots effort from Calhoun volunteers.
If you are willing to donate, please make
contributions at any Calhoun Banks location or mail to: Stock the Pond
Fund, Calhoun Banks, P.O. Box 430,
Forest lands in West Virginia are alive
and well. West Virginia
has more forest land than at any time during the last 50 years. With 86%
in forests, Calhoun is the seventh most forested county in the state.
The only counties more forested are Marshall, McDowell, Pocahontas,
Randolph, Webster and Wirt.
Webster is the most forested at 93%. Berkeley and
Jefferson are tied for the least forested at 44%. Even with metropolitan Charleston, Kanawha County
is at 77% forested.
Yellow poplar is the most common hardwood, followed
by white oak and red maple, but combined oak species represent 34% of
total volume in the West
woods. Yellow poplar is 15% and red maple is 9% of the forest.