Photo Album for the
National Natural Landmark Celebration
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
We are extremely proud that our local Ice Mountain has recently been declared by the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. This national designation "recognizes and encourages the conservation of sites that contain outstanding biological and geological resources, regardless of landownership type." Sites in this program are designated by the Secretary of the Interior because of their "outstanding condition, illustrative value, rarity, diversity, and value to science and education."
On Tuesday, September 25th representatives from the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy (the owner of the site), West Virginia University, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Geological Survey as well as many friends and neighbors got together to celebrate this achievement.
The photograph above shows Beth Johnson (right), Deputy Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science of the National Park Service presenting the offical plaque to Mike Powell (left), Stewardship Manage for the Nature Conservancy and Rodney Bartgis (center), W. Va. State Director for the Conservancy.
Note: some photos have captions at the bottom.
Charles C. Hall.
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