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 Strickland to Discuss Sand Berms for Louisiana Coastal Waters
Office of the Secretary
Today, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Interior Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland will provide an update on the proposed construction of sand berms in the coastal waters of Louisiana to provide additional protection against the BP oil spill. Media can participate in the 3 p.m. EDT teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-7681 and providing the access code SPILL RESPONSE.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior Tom Strickland
Media teleconference on Sand Berms Coast Protection for Louisiana
Wednesday, June 23, 2010: 3 p.m. EDT
Credentialed news media are invited to participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-7681 and providing the access code SPILL RESPONSE.