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 Jewell Visits Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands
Secretary Sally Jewell and Dave Sutton with the Trust for Public Lands discuss the Point Arena Stornetta area. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell listens during the public discussion part of the trip. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Sally Jewell, US Representative Jared Huffman, Bureau of Land Management Prinicipal Deputy Director Neil Kornze gather with other visitors to the Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell and other visitors hike around the Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands area. Photo: US Department of the Interior
“Today I had a chance to hike this spectacular coastline and to see first-hand how important this area is for the community– from tourism to outdoor recreation,” said Jewell. “And this afternoon I heard from a community who is proud of their incredible landscapes and proud of the work they've done over the years." Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a public listening session in Point Arena, California in the Stornetta Public Lands area to hear from the community about their vision to conserve a scenic and significant area of coastal public lands in Mendocino County. Secretary Jewell was joined by Congressman Jared Huffman and the Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze.