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.
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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.
Obama Administration to Announce Next Steps for Potential Energy Development in the Mid- and South Atlantic
Last edited 4/27/2016
NORFOLK, Va. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau will hold a press event tomorrow to discuss next steps regarding conventional and renewable energy development in the Mid- and South Atlantic offshore planning areas.
Secretary Salazar, Director Beaudreau will be joined by Douglas W. Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia in the visit to Fugro Atlantic, a company that provides geotechnical, hydrogeologic, environmental and marine survey services.
Members of the news media unable to attend in person are welcome to join the 10:30am press announcement via teleconference at 1-888-790-1884; access code “INTERIOR.”
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Douglas W. Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Wednesday, March 28
10:30 a.m. Press Conference
101 West Main St., World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Members of the news media are invited to call into the teleconference at 1-888-790-1884. The access code is “INTERIOR.”