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 Make Fourth Trip to Alaska as Secretary of the Interior
Will Visit North Slope, NPR-A, Anchorage as part of three-day swing
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is scheduled to make his fourth trip to Alaska in the coming days as part of the Obama Administration's ongoing commitment to the state and its people.
On August 11 and 12, Salazar will tour the North Slope and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska where he is expected to discuss issues regarding resource development and public lands management with local elected leaders and stakeholders.
On Monday, August 13, Salazar will hold a press conference in Anchorage to wrap-up his three-day visit. Salazar will be joined by Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool.
Secretary Salazar Media Availability on Alaska Visit