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, Governors Kulongoski and Schwarzenegger Announce Agreement on Klamath River Basin Restoration
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Secretary Salazar announced the framework for the Klamath restoration agreement in Oregon's Capitol Rotunda. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
“The Agreements provide a path forward to meet the needs of local communities, tribes, farmers, fishermen and other stakeholders while restoring a beautiful river and its historic salmon runs,” Secretary Salazar said. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Secretary Salazar shakes hands with California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Secretary signs the agreement framework as Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger look on. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Secretary Salazar and Governors Kulongoski and Schwarzenegger received gifts from local tribes to mark the occasion. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Secretary Salazar looks at a map of the Klamath River Basin. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Secretary Salazar, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, PacificCorp Chief Executive Officer Greg Abel and the chairmen of the Klamath, Yurok and Karuk Tribes in the Oregon Capitol Rotunda to announce final agreements that could potentially lead to removal of four dams on the Klamath River and the largest river restoration project in our nation's history. The potential removal of the dams is a key piece of a major restoration effort for the Klamath developed by more than 30 diverse stakeholders, including California and Oregon, three tribes, PacifiCorp, water users and conservation groups.