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.
The Department of the Interior has unveiled its new Web site design at www.doi.gov with an emphasis on increased openness and accessibility as well as new visual and interactive dynamics.
“Our department's new Web site will help us better share Interior's remarkable story with the American people,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said. “It offers new and exciting ways for Americans to discover how the work we do touches the land, water and people in every corner of our country.”
“Our new Web site has a cleaner look, room for more video and photos and interactive elements, better organization and an increased focus on openness with you, the American public,” said Director of Communications Betsy Hildebrandt. “New Media Director Katelyn Sabochik and her team have worked with the departmental Information Technology team to set a new standard for government Web sites.”
Navigation has improved on the Web site, Sabochik noted. The accordion menus on the left keep information just a click or two away, sorted to help people find what they need faster. The drop-down menus above sort the site by organizational structure and mission.
“The site should be more accessible than ever,” Sabochik emphasized. “Each page has controls for adjusting text size, our new videos have closed captions and our audio segments come with transcripts.”
The new DOI.gov has a sense of expansiveness—it takes up more room on the screen than the old site to make use of the increased resolution of modern computer displays. That leaves more room for pictures, video and future interactive elements, as well as text.
The site continues to provide news and links related not only to the Secretary's office and departmental offices but also to other government Web sites--including those of Interior's bureaus and offices—the Bureau of Indians Affairs; National Park Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of Reclamation; Minerals Management Service; Office of Surface Mining; and others.
The mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior is to protect America's natural resources and heritage, honor our cultures and tribal communities, and supply the energy to power our future.