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 to Announce Major Milestone for Renewable Energy Development in Western States
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration's “all-of-the-above” energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today will make a major announcement regarding renewable energy development on public lands in six western states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.
Salazar will be joined on the media teleconference by Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool and the Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Danielson.
Credentialed media can participate by dialing 1-888-603-9815 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department of the Interior
Mike Pool, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management
David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Credentialed media are invited to join the teleconference call by dialing 1-888-603-9815 and providing the access code INTERIOR.