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).
Dr. Marcia McNutt to Provide Status Update on Flow Rate Technical Group's Scientific Efforts to Measure the Flow from BP Oil Spill
TODAY, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 4:45 pm EDT, Dr. Marcia McNutt, the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group, will discuss the status of the work of several scientific teams that are using various methodologies to estimate the amount of oil that is leaking from BP's well into the Gulf of Mexico. Working together with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and scientists from the Department of Energy, Dr. McNutt expects that the Flow Rate Technical Group will have an updated flow rate estimate in the coming days that brings together new data from the well and analysis from several scientific methodologies. News media may participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-877-601-3555 and providing the access code FLOW RATE.
Dr. Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group
News teleconference to discuss the status of scientific efforts to measure the amount of oil flowing from BP's well
4:45 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 10, 2010
The teleconference is open to all credentialed news media. Reporters wishing to participate
should dial 1-877-601-3555 and provide the access code FLOW RATE. Participants will be asked to provide their name, affiliation and contact phone number.