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, Bromwich to Testify on Offshore Oil and Gas Enforcement, Oversight, and Reform
Office of the Secretary
Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and newly appointed Bureau of Ocean Energy Director Michael Bromwich will testify before the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee regarding reforms to strengthen offshore oil and gas oversight and enforcement.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director Michael Bromwich, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Testimony before the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee regarding reforms to offshore oil and gas oversight and enforcement
11:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building, 1st Street and Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
Credentialed news media are invited to cover the event.