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).
Secretary Salazar to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Barrow, Alaska
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a town hall meeting in Barrow, Alaska to discuss issues of importance to the North Slope. Secretary Salazar will be joined by Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes. The town hall meeting is open to members of the public and credentialed media.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Town Hall Community Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m. AKDT, Thursday, September 2, 2010
North Slope Borough Bldg
North Slope Borough Assembly Room
1274 Agvik St.
The meeting is open to all credentialed news media.