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.

 Free trees for public plantings

FARMINGTON, W.Va. ­ Volunteer organizations and municipalities with plans to plant trees on public property in 2012 are encouraged to apply with the Mountaineer Treeways program. Officials will accept applications through March 16, 2012. The application form is available for download at www.wvforestry.com.

Urban Forestry Coordinator Bob Hannah said the program is open to civic organizations, municipalities, businesses, schools and other groups that will plant the trees on public property.

³Mountaineer Treeways works to enhance and beautify public areas across West Virginia through tree plantings. Volunteer groups and the Mountaineer Treeways program are a natural fit.²

All trees must be planted on public property in West Virginia. Volunteers and paid employees of municipalities and other entities may conduct the plantings. Matching funds are not required; however, a status report must be submitted by Aug.10, 2012. Division of Forestry staff will be available for technical assistance, species selection and planting advice.

Trees for this program are sponsored by a donation from Toyota Motors Manufacturing. All trees will be distributed in early April.

To download the Mountaineer Treeways application, visit www.wvforestry.com. For additional information, contact Bob Hannah at 304-825-6983.

Contact Information

Bob Hannah, Urban Forestry Coordinator