Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Summary: House Committee Action on the Fiscal Year 2006 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
The House Appropriations Committee reported the fiscal year 2006 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill on May 10, 2005. House floor action is expected to take place on May 19.
For all programs funded in the bill, the House Committee recommends $26.16 billion, $434.8 million or 1.7 percent above the President's budget request of $25.7 billion.
For Department of the Interior programs, the Committee bill provides $9.81 billion in regular 2006 appropriations. This is $26.6 million or 0.3 percent more than the President's budget and $55.5 million or 0.6 percent above the 2005 enacted level, excluding emergency fire and disaster supplementals.