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Charles R. Sypolt, Professor Emeritus of Forestry / Land Surveying Land Resources Department
Glenville State College
Department of Land Resources
Glenville State College
200 High Street
Glenville, West Virginia 26351
5888 Highway 5 West
Glenville, WV 26351
1964 High School Diploma Rowlesburg High School
1975 A.S. Land Surveying, Glenville State College, Glenville, West Virginia.
1970 B.S. Forest Management, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
1971 M.S. Forest Hydrology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Completed 39 hours of additional academic work after the Masters Degree. worked with Dr. Bill MacDonald on chestnut blight research for three summers.
Professional Surveyor #529 (1975)
Registered Forester #360
Taught classes in Forestry and Land Surveying from 1973 to the present at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia and attained the rank of professor. Classes taught include Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Tree and Wood Identification, Forest Management, Timber Harvesting Techniques, Introduction to Land Surveying, Forest Surveying, Measurements and Computations I, Computer Assisted Mapping, Geographic Information Systems, Retracement Surveys, Hydrology and Drainage, Energy Resource Surveying, and Professional Decisions.
Served as Department Chairman on three occasions with the latest being from August 2006 thru the present.
Forestry - completed several timber cruises, advertised the sales, and monitored the harvesting operations. Operated a Christmas tree farm for over 30 years and grown several different species of trees. Own and manage approximately 300 acres of forest land in central West Virginia. Helped develop a spreadsheet for timber cruising. We started two chestnut orchards with the cooperation of the American Chestnut Foundation at GSC in the spring of 2009.
Surveying - worked for several summers for Smith Land Surveying in Glenville, WV and consulted on several projects with Echard Surveying. These projects have involved retracement, topographic and hydrology and subdivision design surveys. Have served on the complaint committee for the Board of Examiners of Land Surveyors and have done investigative work for them.
West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors
West Virginia Forestry Association
Society of American Foresters
American Chestnut Foundation