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).
Assistant Secretary Castle to Discuss Administration Progress on Increasing Renewable Energy at National Hydropower Association Conference Monday
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, April 16, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science Anne Castle is expected to release a progress report on strategies to develop new U.S. hydropower generation at the National Hydropower Association Conference at the Capital Hilton.
The report highlights the collaborative work of the Department of the Interior, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Energy to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the agencies signed in March 2010 to advance development of clean, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable hydropower generation as part of President Obama's comprehensive energy strategy.
The two-year progress report details accomplishments toward achieving 13 high-level goals named in the MOU and 17 specific action items for helping to meet those goals. Collaboration and partnerships with other federal agencies, the hydropower industry, the research community, and numerous stakeholders, have helped these agencies succeed in their efforts.
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science
Remarks at National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Plenary Address
Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
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