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 Milestone in Wyoming
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, will make a major announcement regarding renewable energy on public lands during a trip to Wyoming.
Salazar will be joined by Bureau of Land Management Acting Deputy Director Neil Kornze and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Announcement Regarding Renewable Energy
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:30 a.m. MDT
Laramie County Community College
Career and Tech Building in the Wind Tech Laboratory on the LCC campus