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 for Interior Employees
Office of the Secretary
Event to be Broadcast to Department Offices Nationwide
[Webstream Available (link removed)]
On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold an All-Employee Town Hall in the Yates Auditorium of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Credentialed news media are invited to attend the Town Hall. The event also will televised via satellite uplink, streamed live on the web and available by listen-only teleconference.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Employee Town Hall
Yates Auditorium, C Street Side of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240
Wednesday, January 26, 2011; 1:30 PM Eastern Time
All credentialed news organizations are invited to attend the Town Hall. Media also may access the event via streaming video at www.doi.gov or join the listen-only phone bridge (1-888-848-6719; passcode ALL HANDS). Media will be asked to provide name and affiliation.
Media may also view the broadcast of the Town Hall via satellite downlink by using the following information: Satellite: C-Band: G3 C; Analog Space 36.0 mhz; Transponder : TRANS 04; Domestic Frequencies : TR 4 6005 / 3780; C-Band Domestic Antenna: ANT-FF (C U/L); Transmitters: TX1-F; U/L G3-04C; U/L 6005 H; D/L 3780 V. Test signal begins at 1:15 PM EST. Program Time: 1:30 PM EST- 3:00 PM EST. Contact your satellite technician to ensure viewing. For technical assistance during the broadcast, call 202-513-0859.