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Led by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the West Virginia Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
West Virginia’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
With a mean elevation of 1500 feet, West Virginia is the most elevated state east of the Mississippi River. Its high-quality, contiguous forests provide essential habitat for declining neo-tropical migratory bird species. The state’s pristine mountain streams harbor a broad array of fish, mussels, dragonflies, and other aquatic invertebrates.
The West Virginia Wildlife Conservation Action Plan identifies eight major conservation issues. These include mining, commercial and residential development, atmospheric acid deposition, stream sedimentation, forest health, invasive species, water pollution and in-stream, wetland and riparian habitat loss. Fortunately, if we invest in the new West Virginia Wildlife Conservation Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
More than 65 organizations and businesses from across West Virginia have come together to spread the word about the West Virginia Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.