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.

 Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Regulation Proposal Public Meeting

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to receive comments on proposed fishing regulation changes at Stonewall Jackson Lake on July 11, 2013, according to Bret Preston, Assistant Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section. A catch-and-release regulation is currently in place for all black bass and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two fish per day creel limit is in place for muskellunge.

The proposed regulation changes include a six-fish-per-day creel limit, one of which may be 18 inches or greater in total length for black bass, and a 52-inch minimum size limit with a one fish per day creel limit for muskellunge.

The public meeting will be an open-house style meeting similar to the annual statewide public meetings held in March. The meeting will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park Administration Building from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. The public is welcome to attend the meeting anytime during these hours.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief