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 give Update on Major Utah Gas Development Project in News Media Teleconference
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON DC – Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey will provide an update on a major Utah gas development project in a 1:30 pm (EDT) news media teleconference call. Credentialed members of the media can participate by dialing 1-800-369-1799 and providing the pass code INTERIOR.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes
Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey
Media teleconference on a Utah gas development project
Thursday, June 9, 2011; 1:30 p.m. EDT
The conference call is open to all credentialed members of the news media, who may join by dialing 1-800-369-1799 and providing the pass code INTERIOR.