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 Discuss America's Great Outdoors with Governor Herbert, Tour Utah Community on Cutting Edge of Renewable Energy Revolution
Office of the Secretary
SALT LAKE CITY – On Monday, April 26, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will meet with Governor Gary R. Herbert's Balanced Resource Council to discuss America's great outdoors, followed by a visit to the southwestern Utah community of Milford that is on the cutting edge of the renewable energy revolution. In Milford, Salazar will meet with the Wind Kids, a high school club that is applying practical math and science to wind energy projects, and tour wind and geothermal energy facilities.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: Meeting with Governor Herbert's Balanced Resource Council and renewable energy tour near Milford
When: April 26, 2010
Event 1: SALT LAKE CITY - Media Availability with Governor Herbert 11 a.m. MDT
Media Availability Following Meeting with Balanced Resource Council and Discussion of America's Great Outdoors
Utah State Capitol
Event 2: MILFORD, UT - Renewable Energy Tour 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MDT
(media intending to participate in the tour should RSVP to the DOI press office at 202-208-6416)
1:30 p.m. MDT
Meeting with Milford Wind Kids
Milford High School
62 North 300 West Street
Milford, Utah 84751
3:00 p.m. MDT
Visit Blundell Geothermal Plant
Milford, Utah 8475
4:30 p.m. MDT
Visit Milford Wind Corridor Operations Center and tour wind field