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.

 Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park Jan. 17-19, 2014


MULLENS, W.Va. – Learn the skills that were necessary for everyday life in the 18th century for American Indians and European Americans. Twin Falls State Park’s Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop is Jan. 17-19, 2014, and provides a look back in time to when people lived closer to nature.

“Attendees will learn tracking skills our ancestors used to survive, as well as the cultural sharing that has made our modern lives richer,” said Tara Sheets of Twin Falls. “We’ll use that knowledge to help us enjoy nature, tracking, and history in outdoor and indoor settings.”

The diversity of habitats at Twin Falls State Park provides a wealth of opportunities to interpret animal signs, according to Sheets. She advises participants to bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear, camera, binoculars, and notepad to get the most out of this weekend.

The workshop is designed to be family friendly, with interests for ages from five years to retirement age. Scout groups (girls and boys) may apply the workshop to assist in earning certain merit badges and awards in themes of history, nature study, American Indian, Pioneer and woods lore. Two classes are offered for West Virginia Master Naturalist students as well. Master Naturalists may take advantage of tracking (4-hour credit) and Medicinal/Edible/Useful Native Plants (3-hour credit).

Teachers include a wildlife biologist/aquatic ecologist, a plant pharmaceutical researcher, a child education specialist, and a landscape ecologist, all of whom are also 18th century history researchers/interpreters. To learn more about the instructors, visit www.trailsinclivinghistory.com.

The workshop weekend price of $67 is for the workshop and American Indian Supper Saturday evening and does not include accommodations. The weekend cost for two people sharing accommodations is $211.27 total and includes taxes and associated gratuities.

To make reservations, call Twin Falls State Park at 304-294-4000 or email twinfallssp@wv.gov

Contact Information

Tara Sheets