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 Jewell, Deputy Secretary Hayes to Release Ground-Breaking USGS Geologic Carbon Sequestration Assessment
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a teleconference on Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes will join scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to release the first-ever detailed national geologic carbon sequestration assessment. The assessment comes on the heels of a national plan to combat climate change announced earlier today by President Obama.
Researchers are investigating the potential of carbon sequestration to help reduce and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. The most common method of geologic carbon storage involves pressurizing carbon dioxide gas into a liquid and then injecting it into subsurface rock layers for long-term storage. Based on present-day geologic and hydrologic knowledge of the subsurface and current engineering practices, the USGS assessment reported on technically accessible carbon storage capacity in 36 sedimentary basins around the nation.
The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-957-9867 and entering access code: INTERIOR.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes
USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce
Press Teleconference to Release U.S. Geologic Carbon Sequestration Assessment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-957-9867 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.