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.
Interior Deputy Secretary Hayes to Deliver Policy Keynote at 2012 International Polar Year Conference
Office of the Secretary
Hayes to discuss Interior's Science-Based Management Approach to Arctic
MONTREAL— Tomorrow, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes will deliver opening remarks at the 2012 International Polar Year Conference in Montreal, Canada. This year's conference, From Knowledge to Action, is expected to welcome over 2,500 participants from government, non-government, industry, education, and other various sectors to discuss the impacts of climate change and its effect on polar science and Arctic communities.
As chair of the Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska, Deputy Secretary Hayes will discuss efforts by the Department and the Obama administration to bring the best available science to resource management decisions in the Arctic's sensitive environment.
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
International Polar Year 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action