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.
The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Department of Energy and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency formed the federal NGS working group, identified in a joint statement signed in January 2013.
The goals of the three-agency statement are:
“…to work together to support Arizona and tribal stakeholders' interests in aligning energy infrastructure investments made by the federal and private owners of the NGS (such as upgrades that may be need for NGS to comply with Clean Air Act emission requirements) with long term goals of producing clean, affordable and reliable power, affordable and sustainable water supplies, and sustainable economic development, while minimizing negative impacts on those who currently obtain significant benefits from NGS, including tribal nations. These goals will inform federal decisions moving forward…”
The federal NGS working group established under the joint statement will help collect sound, scientifically based information on issues relating to the NGS for the federal government, and help the three agencies work with stakeholders to develop a roadmap for the long-term future of NGS.