Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
The Office of the Secretary announced the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform held a public Webinar meeting on November 7, 2012. The Commission's webinar meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Public Meeting - September 13/14, 2012, Bismarck, ND
The Office of the Secretary announced the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform held a public meeting September 13/14, 2012. The Commission also hosted a public facilitated discussion the afternoon of September 12, 2012, on the Fort Berthold Reservation, and a youth outreach session the evening of September 13, 2012, at the United Tribes Technical College.
The Office of the Secretary announced the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform held a public webinar meeting on August 13, 2012. The Commission's webinar meeting began at 2:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Chair Fawn Sharp (Quinault/Salish Koutenai) President of the Quinault Indian Nation, Commissioner Dr. Peterson Zah (Navajo Nation), Commissioner Tex Hall (Three Affiliated Tribes), and Lizzie Marsters, Designated Federal Officer for the Commission were guest on the Native American Calling radio show. Please visit their website at http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_past.shtml#jun
and scroll down to June 13 to listen to "Commission on Trust Reform" recorded radio broadcast.
Public Meeting - June 11/12, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
The Office of the Secretary announced the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform held a public meeting on June 11/12, 2012. The meeting was held at the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (federal building), 4400 Masthead NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
The Commission is soliciting your ideas regarding the Department's administration and management of trust assets and carrying out its fiduciary trust responsibility for individual Indian and tribes. Chair Sharp invites you to provide recommendations and possible solutions for trust management and administration to improve the delivery of services to Indian Country. Tribal Outreach Letter. Comments were sent either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
DOI - Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, 1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 312 Albuquerque, NM 87104
Public Webinar Meeting - May 16, 2012
The Office of the Secretary announced the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform held a public webinar meeting on May 16, 2012. The Commission's webinar meeting will began at 3:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.