A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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