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 Mark Milestone on Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As part of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, on Friday, October 12, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will travel to Nevada to mark a major milestone for renewable energy development on public lands. Secretary Salazar will be joined by Senator Harry Reid; University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Neal Smatresk; and Nevada Bureau of Land Management State Director Amy Lueders.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Nevada Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Neal Smatresk, President, UNLV
Amy Lueders, BLM State Director
Event on renewable energy
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT
University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Greenspun Building