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).
TOMORROW: Secretary Salazar, Governor O'Malley, Administration Officials to Hold Media Availability on America's Great Outdoors Chesapeake Bay Region Listening Session
Office of the Secretary
Tomorrow, June 25, 2010, – Secretary Salazar, Governor O'Malley, Senator Cardin, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Harris Sherman, and EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will hold a media availability to discuss the upcoming public listening and discussion session in the Chesapeake Bay Region as part of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative. The Chesapeake Region public listening and discussion session is scheduled for Friday, June 25, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
Benjamin Cardin, Senator
Harris Sherman, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA
Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, US EPA
WHAT: Media availability to discuss upcoming listening and discussion session in the Chesapeake Bay region
WHEN: TOMORROW, 12:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 25th, 2010