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.
Secretary Salazar, CEQ Chair Sutley will Speak at Fort Ord Dedication Ceremony
WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, May 19, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley will speak at the dedication ceremony for the recently established Fort Ord National Monument. Rep. Sam Farr, Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and Director of the Bureau of Land Management Bob Abbey will join them.
Participants and media should plan to arrive no later than 10 a.m. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley
Representative Sam Farr
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes
Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey
Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark
Dedication of the Fort Ord National Monument
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Fort Ord National Monument lands near Monterey, Calif. From the corner of General Jim Moore Blvd and Gigling Rd., follow the BLM Special Event signs (about 12 minutes)
Credentialed news media representatives may cover this event. Please contact Erin Curtis, 916-350-0518, to RSVP and get further information.