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.

 Catchable Channel Catfish to be Stocked by WVDNR in May

5/10/2013
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be stocking more than 10,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 13, according to Frank Jezioro, DNR director. This popular program provides fishing opportunities at popular and accessible lakes across the state.

Lakes to be stocked are: Anawalt Lake (McDowell Co.), Barboursville Lake (Cabell Co.), Berwind Lake (McDowell Co.), Cacapon State Park Lake (Morgan Co.), Cedar Creek State Park Lake (Gilmer Co.), Chief Logan State Park Lake (Logan Co.), Conaway Run Lake (Tyler Co.), Edwards Run Pond (Hampshire Co.), Fort Ashby Lake (Mineral Co.), French Creek Pond (Upshur Co.), Handley Pond (Pocahontas Co.), Hurricane Lake (Putnam Co.), Indian Rock Lake (Nicholas Co.), Krodel Lake (Mason Co.), Laurel Lake (Mingo Co.), Little Beaver State Park Lake (Raleigh Co.), Mason Lake (Monongalia Co.), Mountwood Lake (Wood Co.), North Bend State Park Pond (Ritchie Co.), Pendleton Lake (Tucker Co.), Pipestem State Park Lake (Summers Co.), Poorhouse Pond (Berkeley Co.), Teter Creek Lake (Barbour Co.), Tomlinson Run State Park Lake (Hancock Co.), Turkey Run Lake (Jackson Co.), Wallback Lake (Clay Co.), Watoga State Park Lake (Pocahontas Co.), and Wirt County Farm Pond (Wirt Co.).

Tagged Channel Catfish to be Stocked in West Virginia State Parks Lakes
As part of a cooperative effort with West Virginia State Parks, a total of 400 tagged channel catfish will be stocked into five state park lakes, including: Cacapon State Park Lake, Cedar Creek State Park Lake, Chief Logan State Park Lake, Pipestem State Park Lake, and Tomlinson Run State Park Lake.

Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or the tag number along with information on the date of capture, if the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Anglers also can call in the information (304-420-4550) or provide the information via e-mail dnrfishtags@wv.gov.

Contact Information

Chris O’Bara, Fish Biologist, WVDNR, Wildlife
304-420-4550
chrisobara@wvdnr.gov