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).
Cameras invited to shoot b-roll of start of meeting, press conference to be held after
On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 as a follow-up to last week's announcement Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a series of Cape Wind meetings in Washington, DC. Media is invited to shoot b-roll of the start of the meeting with all parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act. After the meetings, Secretary Salazar will host a press conference to discuss the meetings.
All credentialed news media organizations are invited to participate in the 11:00 AM EST b-roll availability and the 2:30 PM EST availability in the South Penthouse of the Main Interior Building. Media unable to attend may participate by teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and using the participant pass code CAPE WIND.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process
What: B-roll of the of the start of the Section 106 consultation meeting
Where: Meet at Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 11:00 PM Eastern Time; Credentialed media must arrive no later than 10:45am
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: News media teleconference concerning consultations
required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act related to the Cape Wind power project.
Where: South Penthouse (8th Floor, C Street Side) Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 2:30 PM Eastern Time; 1:30 PM Central Time; 12:30 PM Mountain Time; 11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Media: All credentialed news representatives planning on attending the media availability should arrive at the C Street Entrance of the Main Interior Building no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time for security screening and escort to the South Penthouse. All credentialed news organizations are invited to join the audio teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and speaking the participant pass code CAPE WIND. Media will be asked to provide name, affiliation and contact phone number.