West Virginia DNR R3 Plan Public Comment

Outdoor recreation is important for the health, well-being and enjoyment of West Virginia residents, and indeed, for all Americans. Participants in “traditional” forms of outdoor recreation provide important sources of conservation funding through the sale of licenses as well as excise tax revenue allocated to conservation through the Sportfish and Wildlife Restoration Program. To increase participation in outdoor recreation, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed this Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) strategic plan to guide future efforts. The draft plan details five key pillar areas:

  • Hunting
  • Shooting Sports
  • Angling
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing

We Need Your Help!

WVDNR staff developed this initial draft of the R3 Plan, but we recognize that we cannot accomplish its goals and objectives alone.

That’s why we are asking you and all interested citizens to review the draft and give us feedback.

WVDNR will be accepting comments and suggestions on the DRAFT R3 Plan until April 30, 2020. At that time, we will collate all comments, make appropriate revisions, and produce a final R3 Plan, which will guide our R3 efforts into the future.

If you have questions about the DRAFT R3 Plan or the review process, please contact: Kayla Donathan, WVDNR R3 Coordinator, (304) 558-2771 ext. 51950, kayla.m.donathan@wv.gov.




West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Strategic Draft Plan

For more information the extensive background work utilized in the creation of this draft, download the West Virginia R3 Strategic Planning Situation Analysis and Workshop Summary report.

Contact information is optional but will be helpful if we need to follow up with questions about your input.



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