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.

 DNR Announces Changes for the 2014 Spring Trout Stocking Season


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a couple of changes for the upcoming 2014 trout stocking season, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.
Wolf Creek in Preston County has been removed from the 2014 trout stocking schedule due to lack of access. The stocked section of Wolf Creek flows through private property which was posted early in 2013.
Baker Lake in Ohio County replaces Wood Pond as a designated Children and Class Q Handicap Fishing Area. Both waters are located in the Bear Rocks Wildlife Management Area. Wood Pond was becoming difficult to stock and fish. Baker Lake is much larger, with good fishing access around its shoreline. 
The 2014 trout stocking season begins Jan. 2. The fishing regulations list which waters will receive one stocking during January. Those waters will be stocked as soon as weather and road conditions allow. Anglers can call the Fishing Hotline at 304-558-3399 or visit the website at www.wvdnr.gov to find out which streams and lakes have been stocked each day.

Anglers are encouraged to check out DNR’s new online interactive map which provides valuable information on all aspects of hunting and fishing adventures in the Mountain State. The new map contains considerable information for trout anglers regarding which streams and lakes are stocked, special fishing regulation areas and driving directions on how to get to those waters.            

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor