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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 W.Va. Division of Forestry firefighters assist with fighting fires in Montana

8/23/2013
West Virginia Division of Forestry firefighters arrive to assist with a fire at Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston, Mont.
Photo courtesy of the W.Va. Division of Forestry
West Virginia Division of Forestry firefighters arrive to assist with a fire at Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston, Mont.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Forestry dispatched a firefighting crew to Montana on Monday to assist with wildfires at the Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston. Ten crew members are DOF foresters, five are civilians from West Virginia, and five are personnel from Pennsylvania.

In addition to the 20-person crew in Montana, Fire Specialist Rodger Ozburn is working the Big Beaver Creek fire. All are expected to serve 14-day tours of duty.

Contact Information

Walt Jackson, Assistant State Forester
304-558-2788 ext. 51779
Walter.G.Jackson@wv.gov