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 Host Town Hall Discussion on Women's Role in American History
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Women's History Month comes to a close, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a town hall discussion at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center in Baltimore, Md. to discuss efforts to preserve and highlight the many accomplishments of women throughout American history.
Interior's National Park Service – through its parks, national historic landmarks, and educational programs – plays an integral role in telling America's story. At present, however, less than 8 percent of the National Park System is estimated to be dedicated to women or women's achievements. The town hall will bring together leaders in women's history and members of the public to explore ways in which women's contributions to the nation can better be commemorated and celebrated.
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center honors Maryland's historical and contemporary renowned women and girls who have been inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, as well as the Unsung Heroines who have shaped their families and communities.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
Judge Katie O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland
Town hall on Women's Role in American History: How to Tell the Stories