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.

 Eastern bluebird is “Bird of the Month” at Kanawha State Forest Aug. 9

8/5/2014

 

bluebirdThe eastern bluebird is the featured songbird at Kanawha State Forest in August. The August Bird of the Month (BOM) event is presented by Rob Bailey.  The program begins at 2 p.m. at the swimming pool building Aug. 9, 2014. The program is open to the public without charge.

The eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a little thrush that is often seen in open woodlands as well as farmlands and suburban backyards. They can be found east of the Rockies, from southern Canada to the Gulf States and from southeastern Arizona to Nicaragua. The bright blue plumage of the male boldly sets him apart as one of the most beautiful birds that can be seen in West Virginia throughout the year.

The Bird of the Month program is offered each month of the year and is led by a park superintendent, volunteer or Master Naturalist. BOM is just one of many events held at state parks and forests across West Virginia. The full events calendar is online at [8]www.wvstateparks.com.

To learn more about Kanawha State Forest, camping and activities at the forest, visit www.kanawhastateforest.com or call 304-558-3500.

(Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce)

Contact Information

Kevin Dials
304-558-3500