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).
DOINews: SC CSC Director Engages Tribal Environmental Coalition of Oklahoma
Kim Winton, Director of the SC CSC gave a presentation to the Tribal Environmental Coalition of Oklahoma on January 15, 2013. The meeting was in Stroud, OK and hosted by the Sac and Fox Nation. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce the tribes to the SC CSC and to give them details about the call for proposals and other ways they could participate with the CSC. Thirty environmental staff members, representing the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Delaware Nation, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Wyandotte Nation, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami Nation, Absentee Shawnee, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Wichita Tribe, Sac and Fox Nation, and the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, were in attendance.