Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Secretary Salazar to Convene National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama's commitment to fulfilling this nation's trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will convene the first meeting of the Commission established to undertake a forward-looking, comprehensive evaluation of Interior's trust management.
The first meeting of the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will be a two-day event held on Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 2012, in Washington, DC. [Please note the new location in the details below.] Each day's session will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Members of the public and media who wish to attend should RSVP to: email@example.com.
The meeting will mark the first time the five recently-named members of the commission meet to move forward on their comprehensive evaluation of Interior's management and administration of the nearly $4 billion in trust assets, as well as recommendations for improvement. Building upon the progress made with the historic Cobell Settlement, the reform commission will help usher in a new era of trust administration, stressing responsive, customer-friendly, accountable and transparent management of these substantial funds and assets.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes
Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins
Commission Chair Fawn R. Sharp and members Dr. Peterson Zah,
Stacy Leeds, and Bob Anderson
Inaugural meeting of the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 2, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
National Park Service, Conference Room 202
1201 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 Please note this is a new location
Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Members of the public who wish to attend should RSVP by February 29, 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org