Bill Text: WV SR24 | 2014 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Recognizing Steve Antoline, 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer

Status: (Passed) 2014-02-11 - Completed legislative action [SR24 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2014-SR24-Introduced.html


(By Senators Green, D. Hall, Plymale, Unger, Stollings, Kessler (Mr. President), Jenkins, Williams, Tucker, Laird and Miller)


Recognizing Steve Antoline, the 2014 West Virginia Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.

    Whereas, Steve Antoline owns and manages a 2,097-acre tree farm in Nicholas County, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Steve Antoline made a formal commitment to sound forest management practices in 2009 by enrolling in the West Virginia Tree Farm Program; and

    Whereas, Steve Antoline is committed to the long-term productivity of his property by performing sustainable forest management through selective timber harvests, timber stand improvement thinnings, wildlife habitat improvement practices, improved road access and water resource enhancement practices; and

    Whereas, Over six hundred thousand board feet of storm-damaged hemlock was harvested from the Antoline Tree Farm and used to build more than three hundred twenty shower houses for the Summit Bechtel Boy Scout Reserve; and

    Whereas, Steve Antoline makes his property available for numerous educational programs and tours for visitors throughout the world; and

    Whereas, Steve Antoline’s Madison Farms Tree Farm is enrolled in the MWV Cooperative Forest Management (CFM) Program and receives professional forest management assistance by CFM forester Rick Persinger; and

    Whereas, For his dedication and commitment to his profession, Steve Antoline was selected as West Virginia’s Outstanding Tree Farmer for 2014 by the West Virginia Tree Farm Committee and its state sponsor, the West Virginia Forestry Association; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby recognizes Steve Antoline, the 2014 West Virginia Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate congratulates and commends Steve Antoline for receiving this distinguished award and wishes him more success in the future; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Steve Antoline.