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.

 Conference to Host Foresters from 20 States and Canada

Huntington, W.Va. -- Foresters from 20 states and Canada will meet in Huntington next week for the joint conference of the Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association.
The event will be held July 25-28 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe will welcome the group at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Other speakers will focus on topics including the future of state nurseries, the use of herbicides for weed control, the latest research on American chestnut and tree-planting efforts on post-mined land. Seminars will be held from 8 -11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and participants will visit nursery locations and other sites in the afternoons. The conference concludes on Thursday, July 28, with indoor presentations from 8 a.m. - noon.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service’s Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources Program.

Contact Information

Dan Kincaid, Assistant State Forester, WV Division of Forestry
304.558.2788 (Office) or 740.591.4700 (Cell)