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ELK in West Virginia: The Return is Happening

July 27, 2017 @ 8:02 pm - 8:05 pm

The Return of one of North America’s largest land mammals: Elk in West Virginia. Eastern Elk once roamed the mountains of West Virginia until 1875. How did they return to West Virginia? Where are they located? WVDNR biologist Randy Kelley is the lead manager of the project. Kelley will be presenting WVs Elk Management Program, from the initial possibility, through receiving Elk from Kentucky and the release into southern West Virginia mountains. Video highlights of the release is part of the program. His expertise in answering questions about necessary habitat, elk attributes, and long term plans and goals of Elk Restoration in WV is entertaining and educational. The program is free to attend and open to the public. Youth and adults welcomed.


July 27, 2017
8:02 pm - 8:05 pm


Blackwater Falls State Park
United States