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).
A-1 Know criteria that define Federal property as museum collections
Museum collections require documentation to enhance their usefulness, special accountability to ensure their security, and care and handling to prolong their availability in the best condition possible. Each of these considerations requires expenditure of funds. Efficient use of federal resources requires us to accurately identify federal property with heritage values that merit long-term management.
Federal museum collections are federal property subject to the same rules that are applicable to all federal "personal property." Federal museum collections are a subset of "personal property" as defined at this site:
In addition to government-wide definitions, agencies may tailor definitions of personal property that recognize agency-specific uses of federal collections. A few examples follow.
Department of the Interior (DOI)
"Personal property. Property of any kind or an interest therein, except (1) real property, (2) records of the Federal Government, and (3) naval vessels of the following categories: battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines. Specifically, personal property includes all equipment; materials and supplies; and museum objects. It does not include property which is incorporated in, or permanently affixed to, real property." http://www.doi.gov/pam/114-60.html
"Museum property is personal property acquired according to some rational scheme and preserved, studied, or interpreted for public benefit. You may have museum property even though you have no museums. Museum property includes objects selected to represent archeology, art, ethnography, history, documents, botany, zoology, paleontology, geology, and environmental samples."