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.
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we are investing $500 million in improvements to American Indian and Alaska Native communities that will enhance their long-term economic development potential and promote near-term economic recovery. These investments will make a real difference by providing funds to fix schools, upgrade housing, build new roads and create new jobs.
Through the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, we are providing assistance to tribal communities with managing and developing their renewable and non-renewable energy resources and helping them with stimulating job creation, workforce training and economic development.
Through the Indian Affairs Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources Management, we are creating improved, safe learning environments for students in Bureau of Indian Education schools, building new homes, improving and repairing reservation roads and improving Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded detention facilities.