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).
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An Army Brigadier General participated personally and substantially as an advocate and approval authority in an effort to increase funding on a task order with a Government contractor even while actively seeking employment with that company. His efforts did not rise to the level of "negotiating" employment so he did not violate the criminal prohibition of 18 U.S.C. § 208, but was still in violation of 5 C.F.R. § 2635.604 when he took official action on behalf of a company with which he was seeking employment instead of disqualifying himself from the particular matter. He also extended official travel time and claimed unauthorized travel expenses in order to go to job interviews and participate in other job seeking activities to the point of actually excusing himself from official meetings.
His official participation in a particular matter on behalf of a company with which he was seeking employment violated Federal conflict of interest regulation.