Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
The DOI Museum Property Directives are policy and procedure documents that pertain to specific aspects of the management, preservation, and documentation of DOI museum collections. These documents are in various stages of preparation. Those that are approved by the Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, are available for download.
DOI Museum Property Directives
Directive 1: Introduction toManaging Museum Collections (Museum Property)
Directive 7: Bureau Museum Property Management Plan
Directive 8: Scope of Collection Statement
Directive 9: Collection Management Plan
Directive 10: Emergency Management Plan
Directive 11: Integrated Pest Management Plan
Directive12: Security Plan
Directive 13: Housekeeping Plan
Directive 14: Museum Facility Checklist for Spaces Housing DOI Museum Property - Guidance for Using the Museum Facility Checklist for Spaces Housing DOI Museum Property - Museum Facility Checklist for Spaces Housing DOI Museum Property - Excel version - Museum Facility Checklist for Spaces Housing DOI Museum Property - Word version