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).
Hayes, Ashe to Discuss Initiative to Strengthen Partnerships with Landowners to Conserve Imperiled Wildlife
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes will join Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe to hold a media teleconference today to announce an important step in strengthening Interior's partnerships with ranchers, farmers, and landowners to conserve imperiled wildlife.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe
News media teleconference
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Members of the news media are invited to call into 888-989-9242. The passcode is “Interior.”