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).
Secretary Jewell to Announce Conservation Success Story at Georgia's Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
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TOWNSEND, GA -- On Thursday, June 26, 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge to announce an important milestone in the ongoing recovery efforts for the wood stork, which is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
At the time of the wood stork's endangered listing in 1984, its population was dropping 5 percent a year and it was determined to be at risk of extinction by the year 2000. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with state and local partners, have undertaken unprecedented efforts to recover the species and rebuild vital wetland habitat throughout the southeastern United States.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Mark Whitney, Assistant Director, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division Billy Brooks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Coordinator for the Wood Stork
WHAT: Announcement Regarding the Ongoing Recovery of the Wood Stork