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.
Departmental Manual (DM), Part 314: Printing and Publications
Chapter 1: Purpose, Policy, and Procedures December 1, 2004 PDF File Assigns responsibility for Departmental printing policy to the U.S. Department of the Interior Publishing Council under the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Business Management and Wildland Fire. Requires Departmental printing program activities, policies, and initiatives as executed or proposed by the Publishing Council to be coordinated through the Office of Acquisition and Property Management. Assigns to the Publishing Council those responsibilities specified in the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) regulations, which are designated for the Department's central printing and publications management organizations.
Chapter 2: Requests for Printing Services May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes the methods and sources for Federal printing procurement.
Chapter 3: Official Identifications and Use May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes the use of Departmental identifications, proper use of seals, and various other items such as mission statements, signatures, and Presidential seals.
Chapter 4: Sales, Distribution, and Reference Sources May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes the methods for distribution of information to the public through Federal sources such as the Superintendent of Documents, Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and the Departmental Natural Resources Library.
Chapter 5: GPO Regional Printing May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes Bureau responsibilities when processing printing procurements.
Chapter 6: Letterhead Stationary May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes Departmental letterhead policy and specifications.
Chapter 7: Library Binding May 6, 1997 PDF File Describes the library binding contract used for books, periodicals, serials, and other publications often in need of rebinding for protection of contents, etc.
Chapter 8: Required Reports May 6, 1997 PDF File Identifies the required Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) reports and provides a schedule of when they are due.
Chapter 9: Reprographics Management May 6, 1997 PDF File Transfers the responsibility for the Reprographics Program to the Bureaus and describes those responsibilities.