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 Renewable Energy Initiative
Interior Joining Forces with Defense to Increase Energy Security
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 6, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference call to announce a major renewable energy initiative between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense. Salazar will be joined on the call by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Dr. Dorothy Robyn and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who will preview the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 that he is hosting the following day.
Credentialed members of the news media can join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-6143 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
Press Teleconference to Announce Major Renewable Energy Initiative
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT
Credentialed news media are invited to join the Secretary's teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-6143 and providing the access code INTERIOR.