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.
Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform to Hold Public Webinar Meeting on Nov. 7
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will hold a public webinar meeting on Nov. 7, 2012. The objectives of the meeting are to:
Attend to Commission operations as needed, Report on outreach activities,
Review and discuss revised draft documents to-date,
Take public comments on the drafts, and
Review and discuss the agenda for the Commission's Dec. 6-7, 2012, meeting and related youth outreach session.
Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Members of the public who wish to attend must RSVP by Nov. 6, 2012, by registering at the following web address: . Instructions for joining the webinar will behttps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/384347209 emailed after registration occurs. A notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 22, 2012.
The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform was established by Secretary Salazar in 2011 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the Department's management and administration of nearly $4 billion in American Indian trust assets over two years and to offer recommendations on improvements in the future. Building on progress made with the historic Cobell Settlement, the Commission will help to establish a new era of trust administration: one that stresses responsive, accountable, transparent, and customer-friendly management of these substantial funds and assets.
DOI Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Members:
Fawn Sharp (Quinault), Chair
Tex G. Hall (Three Affiliated Tribes), Member
Stacy Leeds (Cherokee Nation), Member
Dr. Peterson Zah (Navajo Nation), Member
Robert Anderson (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe-Boise Forte Band), Member
Lizzie Marsters, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary and Designated Federal Officer for the Commission
Public webinar meeting of the DOI Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST RSVP must be by Nov. 6, 2012. Register at the following web address: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/384347209. Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed after registration occurs.