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.

  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.

West Virginia State Parks are for Sweethearts in February

January 30, 2015 - Pipestem Resort State Park is one of several West Virginia State Parks offering Valentine’s Weekend programs and promotions Feb. 13-15, 2015...

Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center

January 28, 2015 - For the 37th year, French Creek Freddie, the state's official weather prognosticating groundhog, will be the star of the show on Monday, Feb. 2, at the West Virginia Wildlife Center at French Creek...

Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort State Park Feb 2-4

January 28, 2015 - Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for gift and souvenir shops have a marketplace in West Virginia. ...

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,016 Fall Turkeys in 2014

January 27, 2015 - Preliminary figures for the 2014 fall turkey hunting season reveal that 1,016 turkeys were checked in...

Blackwater Falls Celebrates Grand Opening of Longest Sled Run on the East Coast

January 21, 2015 - This morning, state officials celebrated the grand opening of the longest sled run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls State Park. ...

West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 12-16, 2015

January 16, 2015 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 12, 2015...

Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns; West Virginia’s New River Gorge featured

January 16, 2015 - What’s it like to fish the rapids of the New River Gorge in West Virginia? Find out when Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns to the Outdoor Channel for a new season of fishing adventures this weekend....

Winter weekends at Hawks Nest State Park are for entertainment

January 16, 2015 - From music to murder mysteries to magic, Hawks Nest State Park has entertainment lined up for winter weekends through March. ...

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014

January 14, 2015 - West Virginia hunters harvested 2,385 black bears during the combined 2014 archery and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....

Parkersburg native Scott Cain dulcimer performance Jan. 18 and 25,North Bend State Park

January 07, 2015 - Fans of the dulcimer will enjoy hearing Parkersburg native Scott Cain perform live at North Bend State Park Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25, 2015...

West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 5-9, 2015

January 05, 2015 - Trout Stocking report for the week of Jan. 5, 2015....

West Virginia’s Canaan Valley State Park – pure winter fun

December 26, 2014 - Skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia, is pure winter fun. The downhill skiing at Canaan combines natural and machine-made snow....

Mardi Gras Masquerade at Twin Falls State Park for New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2014 - New Year’s Eve is a Wednesday and the Wyoming County destination has one-night packages for two that include accommodations, dinner at Twin Falls Restaurant, dance and music....

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