A look at proposed changes to New River Gorge National River designation - West Virginia Strong

A look at proposed changes to New River Gorge National River designation

The Montgomery Herald takes a deep dive into legislation to change the New River Gorge National River into the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Introduced by WV senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito,  the change would designate 64,495 acres as National Preserve, with hunting and fishing allowed in accordance with federal rules. The National Park side would contain 7,691 acres, with hunting restricted in The Lower Gorge, Thurmond, Grandview and Sandstone Falls. Some hunters object to the restrictions while some area businesses see it as a boon to tourism.

READ ON: What National Park status means for New River Gorge
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