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Division of Natural Resources


1897

Legislature passed legislation that provided for appointment of state game and fish warden

Other events that happened on or around 1897

1909

Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a Forest, Game and Fish Warden

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1921

The Game and Fish Commission was created by the legislature

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1929

The legislature added forestry back to the agency, creating the West Virginia Game, Fish and Forestry Commission

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1933

Legislation passed establishing the Conservation Commission of West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1959

Warden M. Lane outline a proposal for reorganization of the Conservation Commission to correct an overlapping of duties

Other events that happened on or around 1959

Jul 01, 1961

Legislature established the Department of Natural Resources

1985

The Division of Forestry became a part of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Other events that happened on or around 1985

Jan 01, 1990

The Department of Natural Resources was changed to the Division of Natural Resources under the Department of Commerce, Labor and Environmental Resources

Other events that happened on or around January 01, 1990

1995

State Parks administration was returned to Natural Resources from the Division of Tourism

Other events that happened on or around 1995

1999

The Division of Natural Resources was administered under the Bureau of Commerce

Other events that happened on or around 1999

2005

Frank Jezioro was the director of the Division of Natural Resources

Other events that happened on or around 2005


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