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).
Salazar, Abbey to Address Oil and Gas Production on Public and Tribal Lands
WASHINGTON --- Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Director Robert Abbey will hold a news media teleconference regarding domestic oil and gas production on public and Tribal lands.
Credentialed media may also participate in the teleconference media roundtable by telephone by dialing 1-888-972-9240 and entering the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Robert Abbey, Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Teleconference on oil and gas production
11:00 am EDT; Friday, May 4, 2012
All credentialed media are invited to join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-972-9240 and entering the access code INTERIOR.