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).
DOINews: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe Honored with Diversity Journal's 2013 CEO Leadership in Action Award for Diversity
The Diversity Journal begins its Leadership in Action awards section on page 14; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe's one-page profile appears in that section on page 20.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe has been selected by Diversity Journal to receive the 2013 CEO Leadership in Action Award. The award recognizes CEOs throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe who provide outstanding leadership and support for their organization's diversity and inclusion principles and initiatives. Ashe was selected for demonstrating his personal commitment to and support of diversity and inclusion initiatives designed to drive organizational change across the Fish and Wildlife Service. Director Ashe is the only federal government leader among the awardees.
Nominations were received from throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the only government agency selected from the pool of nominees.
Submitted by: Noemi Perez, deputy chief of Communications, USFWS