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.
Secretary Salazar to Discuss Backcountry Areas Deserving Congressional Protection as Conservation Lands or Wilderness
WASHINGTON DC – On Thursday, November 10, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a news media teleconference to discuss the release of a report on backcountry areas deserving protection by Congress as national conservation areas or as Wilderness. The Secretary will be joined by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Director of the Bureau of Land Management Bob Abbey.
Media representatives may join the 2:00 pm (Eastern) teleconference by dialing 1-800-369-1173 and provide the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Bob Abbey, Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Report on backcountry areas deserving protection by Congress
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Reporters wishing to join the teleconference may dial 1-800-369-1173 and provide the access code INTERIOR.