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.

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. ...


Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration Dec. 4 in Gilbert


November 24, 2014 - A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, Mingo County. ...


Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks are turkey calls for a fuss-free Thanksgiving


November 24, 2014 - Restaurants at West Virginia’s state park lodges are preparing and will serve traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare Thursday, Nov. 27....


Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season


November 24, 2014 - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28 counties...


Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


November 14, 2014 - Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow Nov. 7 as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis....


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources


November 13, 2014 - Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014...


Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR


November 13, 2014 - It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife...


Trees of Our Heritage – Holiday Open House at Blennerhassett Museum Nov. 16


November 13, 2014 - The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual Trees of Our Heritage exhibit, is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1-3 p.m. ...


Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration Nov. 13


November 07, 2014 - A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been scheduled for Nov. 13, 2014, 7 p.m., at Chief Logan Lodge in Logan County....


First Day Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2015 -Resolve to get outdoors


November 06, 2014 - It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions, and a good one would be to get outdoors more often....


West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section offers tree stand safety tips


November 06, 2014 - November is a big month for hunters, and the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that safety is the most important part of a successful season. ...


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