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.
Appendix P: Office of the Secretary Pandemic Influenza Information
Certain Offices located within Policy, Management, and Budget, as well as within the Immediate Office of the Secretary, are not required to maintain their own individual Pandemic Influenza Plans, but instead supplement this plan with additional information specific to the operations of their own specific Office. This additional information is to be submitted to the Office of Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Management within 90 days of publication of this plan and will subsequently be published as a supplement to this appendix.
The information required from these Offices includes the following, but is not limited to:
A prioritized list of office functions to be executed during a pandemic
A list of the associated employees responsible for performing each office function
An inventory of vital records and databases needed to sustain operations for longer than 30 days, if necessary, including whether these records can be accessed electronically from a remote location (e.g., an employee's home)
A summary of office functions that cannot be performed remotely
For functions that may be performed from remote locations, a record of employees performing these functions with at least three levels of backup either locally or from other regions of the country
For functions that may be performed from remote locations, an inventory of required equipment (e.g., laptops, PDAs, remote access, high speed internet)
Where sufficient backups may not exist, a directory of employees capable of being cross-trained to perform a variety of office functions
An inventory of contracts and contractors that perform essential and support functions.
The information compiled by each Office is considered a working document, and as organizations change, the information will be updated as required. The information for each Office is provided to the appropriate organizational head and published separately from this plan.
Information for this appendix is required from the following Offices:
Office of the Special Trustee
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Office of Communications
Office of the Executive Secretariat
Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs
Office of External Affairs
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
Office of Policy and Analysis
Office of Hawaiian Relations
Office of Budget
Office of Financial Management
Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration
Office of Acquisition and Propriety Management
Office of Wildland Fire Coordination
Office of Human Resources
Office of Civil Rights
Office of Occupational Health and Safety
Office of Planning and Performance Management
Office of Hearings and Appeals
Center for Competitive Sourcing Excellence
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Office of Collaborative Actions and Dispute Resolution
Office of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Management