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.

DNR fish health surveys to be conducted week of Aug. 25 on Kanawha and Elk rivers


August 22, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct fisheries surveys and sampling for fish health assessments on the Kanawha and Elk rivers during the week of August 25...


Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks


August 22, 2014 - Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants...


September openings of West Virginia’s youth and statewide squirrel seasons


August 19, 2014 - Summer is winding down and the 2014 fall hunting seasons are almost here. The one-day, youth-only squirrel season will be held Sept. 6, 2014, and the statewide squirrel season opens Sept. 13, 2014 and runs through Jan. 31, 2015. ...


West Virginia’s 2014 seasons set for dove, rail, snipe and woodcock


August 18, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014-2105 hunting season dates and bag limits for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, Sora rail and Virginia rail have been set....


West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fall Workshop Sept. 12-14, 2014, at Watoga State Park


August 18, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that registration is underway for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop....


West Virginia’s Mourning Dove Season opens Sept. 1


August 15, 2014 - Mourning dove season in West Virginia opens Sept. 1, 2014. ...


West Virginia’s Canada Goose Season opens Sept. 1


August 15, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons will begin statewide Sept. 1, 2014, with the opening of the early Canada goose season...


Canaan Valley State Park hosts author and artist “Porte Crayon” performance Aug. 20


August 12, 2014 - David Hunter Strother, also known as “Porte Crayon,” was a renowned West Virginia author and artist who will be portrayed at Canaan Valley Resort State Park Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m....


School calendars and swimming opportunities adjusted at Tygart Lake and other West Virginia state parks


August 11, 2014 - With schools restarting for the year, swimming hours are changing at West Virginia’s state parks and forests, including the lake beach swimming area at Tygart Lake State Park...


Learn watercolor painting technique with artist Alina Kurbiel at Lost River State Park Aug. 13, 2014


August 08, 2014 - Alina Kurbiel will be painting at the Lost River State Park recreation building beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. ...


Watch the Perseid meteor showers at Blackwater Falls State Park Aug. 11 and 12


August 08, 2014 - Perseid meteor shower viewing events will be featured at Blackwater Falls State Park Aug. 11 and 12....


White-tailed deer “Wall of Shame” and nuisance black bear trapping and relocation program at Beech Fork State Park Aug. 16


August 08, 2014 - Anyone interested in finding out how the Division of Natural Resources manages nuisance black bears and works to prevent white-tailed deer poaching is invited to attend a special program at Beech Fork State Park Aug. 16. ...


Joint undercover investigation results in game law violation convictions in Berkeley County


August 07, 2014 - Joint undercover investigation involving West Virginia and Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police results in game law violation convictions in Berkeley County, West Virginia...


Blennerhassett Museum celebrates Art Appreciation Month featuring Lily Irene Jackson exhibit Aug. 10


August 07, 2014 - Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History celebrates Art Appreciation Month: Lily Irene Jackson featured Aug. 10, 2014...


Summer’s not over yet at Canaan Valley State Park: turtle slide tube ride, sporting clays and golf


August 07, 2014 - Canaan Valley this year reintroduced “The Turtle Slide Tube Ride,” a downhill tubing course for all ages. ...


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