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.

 Mid-State Archery (Flatwoods) to host next Archery in the Schools Instructor Training April 9 - 10

FLATWOODS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program April 9 and 10 at Mid-State Archery in Flatwoods, according to Krista Snodgrass, program coordinator.

Since its inception in 2004, AIS has become the DNR’s largest educational program introducing archery to more than 84,000 students as part of their physical education (PE) classes in nearly 300 West Virginia schools. The program teaches Olympic-style, target archery in both public and private schools Grades 4 through 12.

“Mid-State Archery is looking forward to hosting this training and becoming a part of a program that has attracted a great deal of attention in our state, especially among the schools located here in central West Virginia,” said Danny Mayse with Mid-State Archery. “We are very excited about providing our facility to a program that is getting more youth involved in an activity that teaches a skill that can be taken with them beyond the classroom.”

“In order for schools to have the AIS Program, they must first have a certified instructor – preferably a physical education instructor or coach who will introduce as many kids as possible to the joys of target archery,” said Snodgrass. “DNR only has about four trainings a year and, because class size is limited to 25, training slots are highly sought after. As an added incentive, teachers taking this training may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s) – provided they submit their paperwork to their principal before the end of the school year.”

To ensure a training slot, anyone interested in getting a school involved in the program is encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the March 29 deadline. The training costs $25 for all school employees and $50 for non-school employees. This fee will be paid to WVDNR – Archery in the Schools Program (via check, money order, or exact currency only) during the first morning of the training.

To register for the AIS training at Mid-State Archery, please call Krista Snodgrass at 304-558-2771; email Krista.R.Snodgrass@wv.gov for information on the AIS Program, or visit the DNR’s AIS website at www.wvdnr.gov/archery.

Contact Information

Krista Snodgrass, Wildlife Resources Section