Editors for e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia have created a sport fish gallery with full-color illustrations done by Duane Raver and Tracy Lee for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sport fish are defined as fish that are prized for the sport they give the angler in their capture. The sport fish gallery, which includes 35 West Virginia species, may be found at www.wvencyclopedia.org/pages/sportfish.
The online encyclopedia launched the special feature on National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 22. That day is set aside as the official federal commemoration of hunters, anglers and conservationists.
“In addition to the sport fish gallery, e-WV offers a variety of articles related to West Virginia outdoor life. There are dozens of articles on flora, fauna, hunting, and fishing.” said e-WV publisher Ken Sullivan.
A project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, e-WV is the most authoritative electronic reference available for concise information on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture. The free website is found at www.wvencyclopedia.org and features more than 2,300 articles, thousands of multimedia assets, and interactive features including mapping, a 12,000-item timeline, West Virginia quizzes, and an opinion poll.
e-WV is staffed by full-time editors who update content daily, reply to the comments and feedback of users, and add to the interactive and illustrative features on the site. The online encyclopedia is the latest product of the West Virginia Encyclopedia Project, which has been under way at the West Virginia Humanities Council for more than a decade. The project is best known for its one-volume West Virginia Encyclopedia, which became a regional bestseller after its publication on June 20, 2006.
The website was developed for the Humanities Council by Information Research Corporation of Fairmont and Weston. The online encyclopedia received a major grant from Verizon and is also supported by the contributions of its users.