June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces $294K For Environmental Science Research Project At West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $249,963 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an environmental science research project through West Virginia University Research Corporation. This research project uses cameras from the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) towers and measurements from lasers (LiDAR) to study the impact of climate change on trees. Additionally, this project will engage undergraduates at West Virginia University and hundreds of sixth-grade students and will help inform forest management for the future.

“West Virginia University continues to lead the country in various research fields, including environmental science. This investment from the National Science Foundation will support important research studying the impact of climate change on trees, while also engaging and teaching West Virginia students,” said Senator Manchin. “The National Science Foundation is a great partner to West Virginia and I look forward to seeing the results of this research project, which will help maximize forest growth and keep West Virginia wild and wonderful for future generations. I will continue to push for funding that helps research projects in the Mountain State succeed.”