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.
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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 U.S. Department of the Interior Publishing Council was chartered on October 5, 1994. The Publishing Council recommends policies and procedures, coordinates research, and provides guidelines. The Publishing Council also advises the Director, Office of Information Resources Management; the Director, Office of Communications; and/or their respective designees. The Publishing Council may originate management issues concerning the Department-wide printing and publishing program effort and will respond through the Department on related matters presented from outside sources.
• Empower Bureau printing offices to manage their printing programs. • Work, interact, and exchange information and ideas in managing printing programs. • Periodically review Departmental publishing policies and procedures to determine program effectiveness and recommend changes. • Explore ways and means to share resources throughout the Department. • Collectively explore emerging, innovative technologies and recommend Department-wide adoption. • Assist and establish educational, training, and career development programs within the publishing community. • Represent the Department on the Inter-Agency Printing Council accomplishments.
• Developed a Charter for the Publishing Council. • Recommended revisions to the Departmental Manual, Part 314, "Printing and Publications" and rewrote chapters (approved by the Office of Information Resources Management and the Office of Communications). • Developed a Department-wide desk guide for printing specialists. • Developed Bureau review processes (approved by the Office of Communications). • Developed an overview presentation titled Steward and Custodian of Departmental Printing, a Strategic Plan, and establishing and approval memorandums, which are all available below. • Developed the DOI Copier Blanket Purchase Agreement for Multi-functional Devices, savings over the first five years was $9.2 million. • Developed a business model for assigning Billing Address Codes (BACs) unique for each bureau.
Publishing Council Supporting Documents
• Charter Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary September 18 and 21, 1994