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).
Conserve-O-Grams are short, focused leaflets about caring for and conserving museum objects issued by the National Park Service. Theserieswas introduced in 1993 to offer information about the most up-to-date museum standards and best practices. New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are periodically revised or deleted.
Conserve-O-Grams benefit both experienced and inexperienced museum curators and others responsible for the care and use of museum collections. The Conserve-O-grams relate to the conservation and preservation of objects such as fine arts, furniture, ceramics, glass, leatherwork, books and papers, and new techniques, materials or technologies involved in conservation.