Environment of West Virginia
The Environment of West Virginia encompasses terrain and ecosystems ranging from arid plateaus to mountains. Most of West Virginia lies within the Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests ecoregion, while...
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Cranberry Glades
Cranberry Glades — also known simply as The Glades — are a cluster of five small, boreal-type bogs in southwestern Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. This area, high in the Allegheny Mountains at...
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Paleontology in West Virginia
Paleontology in West Virginia refers to paleontological research occurring within or conducted by people from the U.S. state of West Virginia. West Virginia's fossil record begins in the Cambrian. Fro...
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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (ORINWR) is a National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in non-contiguous sites consisting of islands along 392 miles (631 km) of the Ohio River, primarily (8...
Wind power in West Virginia
The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that West Virginia has significant wind power development opportunities. As of 2014 there were 327 wind turbines in operation in West Virginia. As of 2015,...
Flat-spired three-toothed snail
The flat-spired three-toothed snail (Triodopsis platysayoides) — also known as the Cheat three-toothed snail after the Cheat River in West Virginia — is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terres...
List of National Natural Landmarks in West Virginia
This is a list of the National Natural Landmarks (NNLs) in West Virginia. There are 15 in all — 5 are wetlands (bogs, swamps, etc.), 3 are forests, 6 are limestone caves/karst, and one is a rock forma...
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Lost World Caverns
Lost World Caverns, located just outside of Lewisburg, West Virginia, is an underground natural series of caverns. In November 1973, the caverns were registered as a National Natural Landmark as they ...
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Gaudineer Scenic Area
The Gaudineer Scenic Area (GSA) is a scenic area and National Natural Landmark in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF). It is situated just north of Gaudineer Knob of Shavers Mountain on the border o...
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Fauna of West Virginia
The life zones of West Virginia allow for a diversity of habitats for fauna (animal life), varying from large lowland farming valleys bordered with forest and meadow to highland ridge flats and heavy ...
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Solar power in West Virginia
Solar power in West Virginia on rooftops can provide 11% of all electricity used in West Virginia, but West Virginia will be the last state in the United States to reach grid parity - the point where ...
Blackwater River (West Virginia)
The Blackwater River is a 34.3-mile-long (55.2 km) river in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, USA. Via the Black Fork, it is a principal tributary of the Cheat River. Via the Che...
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Climate change in West Virginia
Climate change in West Virginia is of a concern due to the effects on the environment.Over the last century, the average temperature in Charleston, West Virginia, has increased 1.1°F (0.61°C), and pre...
Greenbrier River Watershed Association
The Greenbrier River Watershed Association is one of the oldest watershed associations in the state of West Virginia, currently on its 15th year of existence. It has supported the creation of other wa...
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Wheeling National Heritage Area
Wheeling National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area comprising the city of Wheeling, West Virginia and its industrial heritage associated with the region's steel industry ...
List of amphibians of West Virginia
48 species of amphibians (class Amphibia) are known to inhabit the state of West Virginia. The ranges of some 34 salamander species and 14 species of frogs and toads extend into some portion of the st...
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Mingo Oak
The Mingo Oak was once the largest and oldest white oak in the United States until it was declared dead and felled with ceremony on September 23, 1938. The oak's age was estimated at around 584 years....
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Sods
Sods is a term used in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia for a mountain top meadow or bog, in an area that is otherwise generally forested. The term is similar (perhaps identical) to th...
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