West Virginia State Museum Education

West Virginia's Natural Resources

Teacher's Resources

The State's Natural Resources

geologic map

West Virginia is a land of abundant natural resources. Many of the resources needed in other parts of the United States and the world can be found here. West Virginia has been a major producer of salt, lumber, oil, coal, and natural gas, and as the times and demands have changed, it still continues to provide the nation with its many resources.

salt map
coal map
timber map
wells map
water shed

Reference Links

Mapping West Virginia's Natural Resources 3rd Grade Lesson Plan

e-West Virginia's WV's Natural Resources: Which is Most Valubale? Lesson Plan

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Maps

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Interactive Mapping

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey GeoEducational Resources

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Watersheds

USGS National Minerals Information Center The Mineral Industry of West Virginia

e-West Virginia's article about Natural Resources

e-West Virginia's article about The Division of Natural Resources

e-West Virginia's article about The Appalachian Basin

West Virginia Division of Forestry

My Hills, My Heritage, My Home (MH3WV)'s Energy/Natural Resources information