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 Make Announcement Regarding Conservation of the Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON—On Monday, Jan. 9, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host the premiere of a new short film produced by the National Park Service for viewing by visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park. As part of this event, Secretary Salazar will make an announcement regarding conservation of the Grand Canyon.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Event to premiere new Grand Canyon National Park film and secretarial announcement regarding Grand Canyon conservation
1:00 pm (Eastern Time) Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street NW, Washington, DC
The event is open to credentialed media. Reporters wishing to attend, should contact Brian Tsai at email@example.com no later than 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, to RSVP. Media should arrive at the entrance at 1600 M Street NW.