Morris Creek Wildlife Management Area closed to public

August 16, 2021 GMT

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — The Morris Creek Wildlife Management Area is no longer part of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife management system and is closed to the public, the agency said.

The lease agreement between the division and the Bruce B. Cameron Foundation expired and won’t be renewed, said Kem Shaw, District 5 wildlife biologist in the Wildlife Resources Section. The agreement established the Morris Creek WMA.

The agency said the foundation didn’t renew the lease due to a change in marketing strategies and land use.

Morris Creek WMA was located in northern Kanawha and southern Clay counties south of Clendenin and totaled 9,874 acres.

The agency said it would explore land acquisition opportunities in the region.