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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 American Crow Calls Visitors to Kanawha State Forest Oct. 19, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Join Kanawha State Forest Naturalist Sara Miller and Master Naturalist Lynn Hartman for the Bird of the Month Program Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.

“Our Bird of the Month for October is the American crow,” said Sara Miller, Kanawha State Forest naturalist. “The crow is a highly intelligent, yet often underappreciated bird and is common across West Virginia, but it is no ordinary bird.”
The “Clever Crows of Kanawha State Forest” is an appropriate Halloween-themed event full of amazing real-life crow antics and storytelling for the children, according to Miller.

Previous Bird of the Month programs featured Louisiana water thrush, Cerulean warbler and raptors. The bird of the month program meets at the forest swimming pool building at 11 a.m. and is open to the public and any age. There is no charge to attend the program and there is no entrance fee to the forest.

“It is an excellent opportunity to be outdoors in autumn weather to learn about birds and why fall foliage is so colorful,” Miller said.

To learn more about Kanawha State Forest, visit www.kanawhastateforest.com or call 304-558-3500.

Contact Information

Sara Miller, Naturalist, Kanawha State Forest