SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a new Reptile and Amphibian Regulations brochure available, according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro.
The brochure can be viewed by clicking on the publication image under regulations at www.wvdnr.gov/wf
. It also can be found on the DNR home page under "Wildlife Diversity." Paper copies are available in limited quantities at DNR district offices, the state headquarters in South Charleston, and the Elkins Operations Center.
“Reptiles and amphibians are a valuable wildlife resource. The DNR established these regulations to provide opportunities for people to study, appreciate, and use the state’s natural heritage without harming reptile and amphibian populations,” Jezioro said. “The scientific community and conservation-minded individuals have been asking for these regulations, and we are pleased to be able to provide protections in this way.”
Right: Photo courtesy of West Virginia Department of Commerce
Cover for the new West Virginia Reptiles and Amphibian Regulations brochure
Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief