News Release: December 30, 2020

PARKERSBURG, W.VA. — A 967-acre portion of the Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Wood and Ritchie Counties, which was formerly under a lease arrangement between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and Dominion Transmission, Inc., has been sold and is no longer part of the WMA. Effective January 1, 2021, public access is no longer permitted in this section.

The remaining 1,880-acres of Sand Hill WMA in Pleasants and Ritchie Counties, which was recently purchased by the WVDNR with assistance of The Conservation Fund, remains open to public access, hunting and other forms of wildlife-associated recreation. For additional information, please contact the WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section at the Parkersburg District Office at 304-420-4550.