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.

  Division of Forestry News Room

Below you will find a list of recent press releases issued by the Division of Forestry. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

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


August 23, 2013 - 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...


Groups urged to apply for Mountaineer Treeways program


January 10, 2013 - DOF provides trees for public plantings...


State Tree Nursery Selling Seedlings


September 18, 2012 - Whether you want 25 tree seedlings or 2,500, Clements State Tree Nursery is ready to fill your order...


Governor Declares April Arbor Month


April 11, 2012 - By official proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin designated April to be Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia...


Safe outdoor burning tips


March 21, 2012 - A windy March day is great for flying a kite, but not for burning brush. That’s why state foresters are asking residents to be extremely cautious this month with outdoor fires...


Spring forest fire season starts Thursday, March 1


February 29, 2012 - No outdoor burning until after 5 p.m....


Forestry Honors Loggers of Excellence


February 13, 2012 - State forestry officials have named 21 companies as West Virginia 5-Year Loggers of Excellence for completing five consecutive years' work in full compliance with the West Virginia Logging Sediment Control Act ...


Free trees for public plantings


January 09, 2012 - Mountaineer Treeways program accepting applications through March 16...


Ginseng digging season ends Nov. 30


November 22, 2011 - All roots must be certified by March 31, 2012...


Eastern Panhandle offers colorful foliage, rest of West Virginia past peak


October 27, 2011 - With the exception of the state’s Eastern Panhandle counties and a few other scattered spots, state foresters report that the fall foliage season in West Virginia is quickly coming to an end...


Marketing and business workshops for woodworking companies


October 25, 2011 - Two workshops are scheduled for Nov. 8-10, 2011, at the Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) in Princeton, W.Va....


Color peaking in lower elevations, state foresters say


October 20, 2011 - Color should be at peak for the West Virginia Turkey Festival in Hardy County this weekend, Oct. 21-22, 2011...


Black cherry is one of our most valued hardwoods


September 29, 2011 - Black cherry trees may be common in most parts of West Virginia, but the benefits they provide are anything but ordinary...


Daytime burning requires a permit starting Oct. 1


September 19, 2011 - $125 fee for commercial burning permits...


Conference to Host Foresters from 20 States and Canada


July 20, 2011 - Foresters from 20 states and Canada will meet in Huntington next week for the joint conference of the Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association...


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