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 Statement on Supreme Court's Decision Not to Hear Oil Royalties Case
WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision today not to hear Department of the Interior v. Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corp:
“The oil and gas leases in question are leases that were issued between 1996 and 2000. The Department under the Clinton and Bush Administrations took the position that once the price of oil and gas reaches a certain level oil and gas royalties should be collected under these deep water oil and gas. In my view, they were correct".
“We will work with all involved in the days ahead to determine the best way forward.”