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.
Trustees Announce Land Acquisition for Restoration in Cherokee County, Kansas
Last edited 7/15/2015
This forested area in Cherokee County, Kansas, is part of the newly acquired acreage which will be managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism for habitat restoration. Photo credit: Gibran Suleiman, FWS.
On February 14, 2012 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, acting as natural resource trustees, announced the acquisition of 711 acres in Cherokee County, Kansas. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism will hold title to the land and be responsible for operations and maintenance, subject to a management plan.
This land acquisition is the first restoration project to be implemented under the publicly-reviewed “Cherokee County Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment.” This Restoration Plan was developed by the State and federal natural resource trustees to restore natural resources injured by lead, cadmium and zinc contamination arising from historic mining and mining-related activities in the Kansas portion of the Tri-State Mining District.