West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 2014 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available

10/18/2013
The 2014 DNR West Virginia Wildlife Calendar cover features a painting of a mountain stream flowing by a kingfisher with an angler fly-fishing in the background.
Image Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
The 2014 DNR West Virginia Wildlife Calendar cover features a painting of a mountain stream flowing by a kingfisher with an angler fly-fishing in the background.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “The 2014 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy,” according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.

The cover of this award-winning wall calendar features a fall painting of a mountain stream flowing by a kingfisher with an angler fly-fishing in the background. Paintings of a variety of wonderful wildlife which inhabit West Virginia grace the remaining months, including a black bear and her cub, a peregrine falcon, a bluegill, a bullfrog, and a barred owl. Paintings of a gray fox, a ring-necked pheasant, a blue jay, a muskrat and a gray squirrel round out the year.

Accompanying each painting is a brief description of the featured animal and the artist’s contact information. Featured in the back are articles on butterflies and moths, the importance of early successional habitat to wildlife, and an explanation of how hunting seasons are set. The calendar also contains the 2014 hunting and fishing license fees.

“The calendar is full of interesting daily facts, best fishing days and times, and monthly tips to help you fully enjoy the outdoors,” Taylor said. “Its $10 price tag makes it a terrific bargain and a great holiday gift.”

The 2014 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is available at DNR district offices, department stores, newsstands, convenience marts and food stores throughout the state, by mail order to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241; or by phone: 304-637-0245. A list of vendors selling the calendars is available online at www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeCalendar.shtm.

If buying through the mail, make checks payable to WVDNR in the amount of $15.50 for each calendar, which includes shipping and handling (West Virginia residents add $.60 tax for each calendar). VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Organizations, clubs and civic groups can profit by selling the West Virginia Wildlife Calendar as part of their fundraising activities. Interested organizations should contact the DNR Elkins office at 304-637-0245.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief
204-558-2771
DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov