WVDNR encourages private landowners to apply for Wild Yard certification
In an effort to create more natural habitat for wildlife around the state, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is encouraging landowners to join its Wild Yards program. The program, which has 300 members around the state, recognizes the…
WV State Parks announces return of guided elk viewing tours at Tomblin WMA
Wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor lovers who want a chance to see the Mountain State’s growing elk herd up close and in a natural setting can now book a seat on a guided elk viewing tour organized by West Virginia State…
WVDNR installs migratory animal tracking system at Hanging Rock
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists have installed a radio telemetry station at the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory in Monroe County to study the movement of birds, butterflies and other migratory animal species. The station is part of an…
WVDNR surveys Gandy Creek to assess weekly trout numbers
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently surveyed Gandy Creek to assess trout numbers in one of the state’s most popular fishing streams and biologists for the agency say their findings show there are still plenty of trout to catch in between stockings.
New West Virginia Wildlife Center biologist ready for busy summer
The West Virginia State Wildlife Center has a new resident biologist and while he’s only been on the job for a few months he already has some advice for people planning a visit in the coming months.
WVDNR partners with Toyota to promote pollinator conservation
Private landowners in the Kanawha Valley had a hands-on opportunity to learn how to create a pollinator habitat on their property through a recent workshop hosted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc.
WVDNR studying deer population around state
Thanks to a new West Virginia Division of Natural Resources study, hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts will soon know more about the state’s white-tailed deer population, their survival raises, behavior and movement patterns.
New law prohibiting possession of most native reptiles, amphibians now in effect
New regulations making it unlawful to take or possess most native reptiles and amphibians for any reason are now in effect in West Virginia.
Always wear a life jacket: 5 water safety tips that can save your life
National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28 and it’s the perfect time to enjoy lake adventures with friends and family. But before you get out on the water, there’s a few things you should know.
Tips to Help You Identify West Virginia Wildlife
Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast or an angler or hunter, knowing how to spot animals in the wild is a valuable skill and enjoyable activity. With more than 80 species of amphibians and reptiles, 70 species of mammals, 178 species…
Tips That Will Help You Landscape for Wildlife
Whether you live on a farm, a quarter-acre suburban lot or in a city apartment, you can provide habitat for wildlife. In fact, all you need to create wildlife habitat is food, water, shelter and space. This task can be…
WVDNR’s guide to public river, stream and lake access sites
For anglers, waterfowl hunters and those who enjoy boating, access to West Virginia’s streams, rivers and lakes is vital to their enjoyment of the outdoors. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources maintains many public access sites, from large concrete…