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.

Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching!


April 23, 2014 - Spring gobbler season opening and committee....


Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground


April 18, 2014 - A recent power surge has left the entire campground without electricity....


Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19 Twin Falls State Park


April 18, 2014 - Preregistration is necessary by noon, May 15, 2014...


End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks


April 18, 2014 - Spring wildflower walks and volunteer days at many of West Virginia’s state parks are planned as April’s quirky weather yields to the merry month of May...


West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend,


April 16, 2014 - Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014...


WV State Parks spring views include nature walks, education, entertainment, discounts


April 14, 2014 - Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11


April 14, 2014 - Trout stocking report for the week of April 7, 2014....


Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014


April 10, 2014 - Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014....


Discounted midweek cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors


April 08, 2014 - “Spring cabin mid-week special” at popular state parks and forests....


International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13


April 07, 2014 - Spring National Competition the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. ...


Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014


April 04, 2014 - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season Saturday, April 5,, 2014...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014


April 04, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014...


Tygart Lake State Park's swimming beach area is reopening in 2014


April 03, 2014 - Tygart Lake State Park's swimming beach area is reopening in 2014...


What's the word? Birding in West Virginia


April 02, 2014 - Scheduled bird watching events at West Virginia State Parks i...


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