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).
Today: Salazar, Ashe to Announce Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey
Office of the Secretary
Will Hold Press Conference Call During Four-State Midwest Swing on Economic Benefits of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will hold a press conference call today to unveil the results of a comprehensive national survey on hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. The national survey is conducted every five years to help measure the importance of wildlife-based recreation to the American people.
Salazar is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today as part of a four-state swing through the Midwest to highlight America's Great Outdoors initiatives that enhance conservation efforts, foster outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, and fuel local economies. This afternoon, Salazar will join U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to make an announcement regarding the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge that will be located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
Credentialed media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Press Conference Call to Unveil Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. CDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT
Members of the credential media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.