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.
Dial into a moderated conference line at 888-456-0321
Session 3—November 14, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public Outreach
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
3 Parkway Center, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220
Directions: just off I-279 at Exit 4B - Parkway Center Drive (from I-279 South)
Exit 4A -Green Tree/Mt Lebanon (from I-279 North)
1-1/2 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh in the Parkway Center Office Complex
Session 4—October 22, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Denver, Colorado Public Outreach,
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
6th & Kipling Street
Denver Federal Center, Building 85-A
Denver, Colorado 80225
The DFC is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Visitors must stop and show identification, (i.e., government ID or a driver's license) to enter. Please be prepared to present a valid driver's license and current vehicle registration at the gates: