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.

Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers


July 24, 2014 - The North Bend Rail Trail and the Greenbrier River Trail are parts of the West Virginia State Park system that are popular with both residents and visitors who enjoy hiking and biking. ...


Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available


July 23, 2014 - Applications are now available for permits for the limited bear firearms season this fall in West Virginia....


Gov. Tomblin names new head of WV State Park System, DNR Law Enforcement Chief


July 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today named Sam England as the chief of the Parks and Recreation section and Jerry Jenkins as the chief of the Law Enforcement section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting July 27


July 18, 2014 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014....


Tea on Tuesday at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park July 15, August 12


July 14, 2014 - Teas are scheduled for July 15 and August 12 at the historic Putnam-Houser house....


Robert Trent Jones Sr. Course at Cacapon Resort a Great Golf Drive


July 14, 2014 - Golfers at all levels enjoy the many great golf courses available in West Virginia state parks, but the Robert Trent Jones course at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs is offering special discounts this summer. ...


Applications available for 2014 antlerless deer season limited permit areas


July 03, 2014 - Applications for the 2014 Antlerless Deer Season are available at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices and the DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices...


Hike to explore life along the Bluestone River July 5, 2014


July 02, 2014 - National Park rangers and Pipestem Resort State Park Naturalist Julie McQuade invite hikers to explore life along the Bluestone River this holiday weekend. ...


Independence Day holiday weekend at Stonewall Resort features fireworks, music and family fun


July 01, 2014 - Nothing says summer fun like the Fourth of July holiday. Stonewall Resort in Lewis County will offer activities the whole family will enjoy Independence Day weekend, July 4-6, 2014, including live music and fireworks....


DNR Investigates Black Bear Encounter in Monongalia County


June 30, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating an encounter between a black bear and a woman in the Mayfield Road area of Morgantown....


Outdoor Adventure Weekends at North Bend State Park feature mountain biking and kayaking


June 26, 2014 - North Bend State Park helps people get interested in outdoor recreation by offering hikes, swimming and games on a daily basis...


Got Talent? Family Fun at Beech Fork State Park June 28


June 24, 2014 - Beech Fork State Park is giving performers a chance to show off their talents June 28, 2014. Singers, dancers, comedians or individuals and families with other special talents are welcome....


Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal


June 19, 2014 - The summer season’s first of three “Island Frolic and Picnic Meals” is set for Saturday, June 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at Blennerhassett Island State Park....


Blennerhassett Island's Rendezvous on the River June 25


June 19, 2014 - Blennerhassett Island will be transformed June 25-28 as it becomes the setting for Rendezvous on the River, when re-enactors will present a living history of early frontier life....


Twin Falls State Park seeks sponsorships for Cool Pool Days


June 18, 2014 - State park swimming pools, especially in rural settings, are often the only swimming facility within miles....


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