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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization operates under the authority of the Small Business Act. Our OSDBU at Interior ensures that we provide small and disadvantaged businesses with maximum practicable opportunity to participate in our contracting process.
In keeping with Public Law 95-507, every federal agency with contracting authority must have an OSDBU. OSDBUs ensure that federal agencies treat small businesses fairly and provide them with opportunities to compete and win a fair amount of their contracting and subcontracting dollars.
If you are seeking a contracting opportunity with us or want to learn more about the roles small businesses play at Interior, visit our OSDBU site.