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.

 West Virginia DNR Announces Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2014-2015 general hunting and trapping regulations, proposed amphibian and reptile regulations, and proposed 2014 fishing regulations. These meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, and the public is encouraged to attend.

“The public meetings have been designed to use an ‘Open House’ format,’” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with Wildlife Resources biologists and Natural Resource Police Officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.”

As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. Deadline for written comments is April 5, 2013. Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note the list of dates and locations:

Monday, March 18, 2013:
• Fairmont – East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
• Martinsburg – James Rumsey Technical Institute (Cafeteria)
• Summersville – Nicholas County High School
• Lewisburg – Quality Inn (Conference Room)
• Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
• Harrisville – 4-H Camp

Tuesday, March 19, 2013:
• Glen Dale – John Marshall High School (Cafeteria)
• Moorefield – Moorefield Middle School (Cafeteria)
• Elkins – DNR Operations Center
• Beckley – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
• Logan – Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
• Parkersburg – City Building (Lobby)

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section  Chief