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.

 Public shooting range to reopen on Pedlar Wildlife Management Area Sept. 27, 2013

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The public shooting range located on Pedlar Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Monongalia County will reopen Sept. 27, 2013, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). The range will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday from 9 a.m. until sunset and Sunday from noon until sunset. The range will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

“The range was temporarily closed May 10, 2012, to allow our agency to evaluate and address vandalism and littering issues that were occurring at the Pedlar WMA shooting range,” Jezioro said. “To effectively address these problems, we will have increased law enforcement patrols by Natural Resources Police Officers and plan to strictly enforce all shooting range regulations posted at the facility. In addition, modifications have been made to the shooting range to further deter any unsafe use.”

Questions regarding the opening and operation of the public shooting range on Pedlar WMA should be directed to the DNR District 1 Office in Farmington at 304-825-6787.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief