Recording: New River Gorge National Park Designation: Then, Now, and Future Plans

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve just marked its 1-year anniversary. In recognition of the milestone, WV Rivers and Adventures on the Gorge, LLC co-hosted a digital panel discussion on the history of the park and possible future developments.

US Senator Shelley Moore Capito along with representatives from the National Park Service; outdoor industry leaders; state and regional tourism and economic development experts; and community groups supporting sustainable use of the natural resources throughout the New River Gorge shared remarks.

Panelists include:
Leslie Reynolds and Eve West, National Park Service
Danny Twilley, WVU Smith Outdoor Economic Collaborative
Roger Wilson, Adventures on the Gorge
Secretary Chelsea Ruby, West Virginia Department of Tourism
Angie Rosser, WV Rivers Coalition
Elizabeth Underwood, New River Conservancy
Ed Stierli, National Parks Conservation Association

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