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.

 White-tailed deer “Wall of Shame” and nuisance black bear trapping and relocation program at Beech Fork State Park Aug. 16



A White-Tailed DeerAnyone interested in finding out how the Division of Natural Resources manages nuisance black bears and works to prevent white-tailed deer poaching is invited to attend a special program at Beech Fork State Park Aug. 16.

DNR Wildlife Biologist Randy Kelley and Sgt. Terry Ballard, Natural Resources Police Officer, will be on hand for four hours to answer questions and talk about black bears, white-tailed deer and hunting opportunities at wildlife management areas. Kelley and Ballard will be available from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beech Fork State Park headquarters.

· The “Wall of Shame” is a frequent exhibit at major outdoor shows and will be part of this program. The exhibit features a 200-inch non-typical, 180-inch typical, and many more large buck racks that have been confiscated by West Virginia Natural Resource Police Officers. Sgt. Ballard will answer hunting questions and have hunting regulations available.

· “Black Bear Relocation - How It's Done” is an opportunity to learn how nuisance bears are relocatedwith an explanation ofhow wild animals become problematic.Kelley will be demonstrating a bear trap used for relocating live black bears. 

Campers and visitors who attend either program can register and receive a certificate for one free night of autumn camping for use at Beech Fork after Oct. 12, 2014.

“We state parks superintendents see providing public information about hunting and fishing as part of our public service and we encourage hunters to take advantage of the many wildlife management areas across the state,” said Beech Fork State Park Supt. Matt Yeager. “However, we remind the public that hunting is not permitted in state parks.”

Beech Fork State Park offers a variety of activities including hikes, hayrides, corn hole and special events. To learn more about Beech Fork State Park, visit www.beechforksp.com or call 304-528-5794.

Contact Information

Matt Yeager