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 NRDA Restoration Program funds a portion of damage assessment cases undertaken. The funding for these cases comes from annual appropriations and from reimbursed costs recovered from responsible parties in other settled cases. In addition to the appropriated funding for damage assessment, the Program utilizes an average of $2.0 million annually in recovered funds to initiate new and supplement ongoing assessment needs. Co-Trustees (other federal agencies, states, Indian tribes or foreign governments), potentially responsible parties and the National Pollution Funds Center can also provide funding.
Once projects are funded, the NRDA Retoration Program makes use of project performance information to inform future funding decisions. Funding decisions are weighted towards cases that show progress along the damage assessment continuum towards settlement and eventual restoration. Cases that stall or fail to progress are considered a lesser priority, but are given direction to make course corrections at a stable or reduced funding level. The Program requires its case teams to document their respective assessment costs and attempt to recover those costs from the potentially responsible parties when negotiating settlements.