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.
Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The new monuments, located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties about one hour from the Los Angeles metropolitan area and one hour from the Las Vegas metropolitan area, protect approximately 1.8 million acres of spectacular landscapes, fragile wildlife habitat, unique historic resources, and important cultural sites.
National Park Service, Alabama, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Visitors to the National Park Service “channel” will be able to view more than 3,800 works of art, artifacts and records, as well as a Centennial Virtual Exhibit, which features a significant museum object from over 350 national park sites.
National Park Service, Alabama, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Media Advisory
On Thursday, February 11, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will host an event at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama to announce a partnership between the National Park Service and Google.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
The Department’s budget request supports meeting Federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Native Americans, conserves important landscapes across the nation, invests in the next century of the National Park Service, and allows for responsibly managing energy development on public lands and offshore areas.
On Tuesday, February 9, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will provide an overview of President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of the Interior during a press conference call.
Bureau of Reclamation, California, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Today, the States of Oregon and California, PacifiCorp and the federal government – through the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce – announced an agreement-in-principle to move forward with amending the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement.
Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama, Blog Post
Need a break from the snow and cold weather hitting much of the U.S.? You don’t need to leave the country to visit to a tropical getaway. Take the chill off of winter and escape to six of America’s beautiful (and warm) public lands.
U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Press Release
President Obama signed an Executive Order to institute seismic provisions for federal buildings, reflecting scientists’ current understanding of where strong shaking is likely to occur and do damage. The purpose of the Order is to reduce post-earthquake losses to affected communities and ensure federal assets are available to help with recoveries.
National Park Service, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Media Advisory
As part the Every Kid in a Park initiative, Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis and Deputy Director O'Dell will invite local fourth graders to participate and learn about African Americans’ contributions to the nation’s history and culture.
U.S. Geological Survey, Office of the Secretary, Science, Media Advisory
On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Secretary Jewell will join U.S. Geological Survey Director Suzette Kimball and other federal agency staff, state government representatives, and stakeholders at a White House Summit on earthquake resilience.