Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Heading upstate, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a great place to kayak, canoe, tube and raft.
The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River represents a unique partnership between the National Park Service, New York State, Pennsylvania, local municipal agencies, non-profit organizations and business groups.
Back then, three decades ago, widespread opposition killed the planned Tocks Island Dam between two current national park units, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the south.
I call this place the Jackson Hole of the East Coast," says Scan McGuinness, superintendent of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, stressing the river's clean waters and the fact that 80 percent of the area remains forested.
The mussel was first discovered in the upper basin in 2000 during extensive surveys of two units of the National Parks System, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Nearby: The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, forming the border between New York and Pennsylvania and managed by the National Park Service, is within a short drive of Mongaup Valley.
Still, the Superintendent of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River could clearly see, hear, smell, and taste the impact of chemically treated water being forcefully pumped into underground rock to create fissures that allow the release of natural gases.
The Park Service manages and protects 110 miles of the Delaware River, including the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the two parks that would be the most seriously affected by fracking.
In recent years, park supporters helped nix proposals for power lines through the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and Minidoka National Historic Site, and around Joshua Tree National Park, but others are sure to follow; several Civil War sites in the East already have power lines on adjacent land, making it nearly impossible to imagine the landscape 150 years ago.
It is therefore not surprising that Congress saw fit in 1978 to designate this river and valley as the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and protect it as part of the National Park System.
The council proponents offered the local management of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in Pennsylvania as a model for what could be adopted at the Niobrara River.
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