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 Energy and Mineral Development Announcement in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On the second day of a two-day swing through New Mexico, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar tomorrow will hold a press conference call to make an announcement about oil, gas and potash development in New Mexico. Salazar will be joined on the call by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, and Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool.
Members of the news media can join the teleconference by dialing 1-800-857-9636 and providing the access code Interior.
Press Conference Call to Make Announcement on Oil and Gas / Potash Development in New Mexico
Thursday, July 12, 2012
10:45 a.m. MDT / 12:45 p.m. EDT
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator of New Mexico
Tom Udall, U.S. Senator of New Mexico
Mike Pool, BLM Acting Director
Members of the news media are invited to call into 1-800-857-9636 Access Code: Interior