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.
The Department’s International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) provides natural and cultural resource management technical assistance and training to partners worldwide.
In celebration of twenty years of international partnership, ITAP is hosting a yearlong series of presentations showcasing the results of our work.
Our first presentation, in Washington, DC in May focused on our work in fledgling protected areas in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Our second and third presentations focused on our efforts to assist countries in Southeast Asia and Africa monitor land cover change – a significant driver of climate change. Our fourth presentation focuses on conservation success stories from Latin America, which will be held on Tuesday, November 10th in the Main Interior Building, Washington D.C. in the Kiowa room.
Future presentations include:
Conservation Success Stories from Latin America
Marine resource management: Spotlight Southeast Asia
Public participation: Spotlight Guatemala
Hydropower: Spotlight Southeast Asia
Environmental law enforcement: Spotlight Philippines
Energy: Spotlight global initiatives
We will post details on these presentations as they are confirmed.
ITAP thanks DOI's dedicated employees who have so graciously shared their expertise and talents with overseas partners over the past twenty years. Special thanks also to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State for their consistent and generous support for this program.