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 Keynote National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
Office of the Secretary
On Monday, April 19, 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will address about 150 higher education stakeholders and college presidents attending the 15th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education at 12 p.m. at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Salazar will discuss the need to prepare students for careers in the Clean Energy Economy. He will also announce the development of a new pilot Conservation Curriculum in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: Keynote address at the National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
When: Monday, April 19, 2010, 12 p.m. EDT
Where: Dolly Madison Ballroom
1177 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Media: All credentialed media are invited to cover the event.