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.
Interior Operations Center Conference Room Reservations
The Interior Operations Center has a clean, modern conference room (Main Interior Building Room 3447) that the Department of the Interior bureaus and offices may reserve for official meetings on a no-cost basis. The room is equipped with teleconference and video-teleconference capabilities and has display capabilities for slide shows, document collaboration, webinars or mapping presentations. The conference room seats approximately 18 persons at the main conference table and can seat approximately 20 additional participants around the perimeter.
Due to high demand, please schedule meetings at least two weeks in advance in order to provide the highest likelihood of availability. All requests for reservations to use the Interior Operations Center Conference Room should be submitted on the linked form below.
Notice:Please be aware that although the room is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, meetings hosted by senior officials may take precedence over more routine meetings. There is also a possibility of scheduled meetings being re-scheduled for time-sensitive operational meetings. While these are rare occurrences, it has happened on occasion and requesters should be prepared to cancel or seek alternative arrangements if such an event occurs.