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 Natural Resources News Room

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

Calling all bird lovers! North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 16-18, 2015, is “For the Birds”


December 19, 2014 - Each year, Winter Wonder Weekend participants enjoy special programming and activities at North Bend State Park. The 2015 event is Jan. 16-18...


Deer Hunters in West Virginia harvest 37,277 bucks during the buck firearms season


December 15, 2014 - Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 37,277 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season...


Mountaineer Food Bank receives $65,000 donation from 2014 Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt


December 11, 2014 - Governor’s One Shot Committee members have presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank, representing $65,000 raised during the eighth annual Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt held Oct. 24-26, 2014. ...


2015 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available


December 10, 2014 - “The 2015 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy,” according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....


New look Wonderful West Virginia magazine starts with January issue


December 10, 2014 - The new year brings a new look to Wonderful West Virginia magazine and a chance for subscribers to enjoy a getaway vacation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park....


Brian Sarfino to energize Terrain Park at Canaan Valley Resort


December 04, 2014 - Canaan Valley Resort announces Brian Sarfino has joined the mountain operations at Canaan Valley Resort....


Pipestem Resort State Park appeals to holiday travelers with free activities and events


December 03, 2014 - Holiday travelers in West Virginia have many opportunities for free outdoor and indoor recreation in state parks...


West Virginia DNR prepares for changeover to electronic licensing system effective Jan. 1, 2015


December 03, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that Dec. 23 will be the last day in 2014 for processing lifetime licenses or permits...


Knee Hockey: new fun activity at Chief Logan Lodge plus "Hat Trick" lodging discount


December 01, 2014 - West Virginia’s state park system is adding another recreation twist to encourage family and youth activities to enjoy exercise and fun...


Additional deer muzzleloader stamps (Class RM) must be purchased before Dec. 8


December 01, 2014 - West Virginia hunters are reminded that the deer muzzleloader season will run from Dec. 8 through Dec. 13...


Canaan Valley Resort Opens 2014-2015 Ski Season Saturday, Nov. 29


November 26, 2014 - The 2014-15 winter ski season kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 29 at Canaan Valley Resort. ...


Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award


November 25, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year is J.R. Casto of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) District 6...


Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef


November 25, 2014 - As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends...


Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014


November 25, 2014 - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two-week antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 24, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014...


Historical Christmas Ornament Features Pinnacle Rock State Park


November 24, 2014 - The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has chosen Pinnacle Rock State Park as the theme for its 22nd annual Historical Christmas Ornament. ...


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