Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Historic Klamath Basin Water Agreement to be Signed at Friday Event
Last edited 4/27/2016
SALEM, OR – Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry, and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force will gather on Friday, April 18, for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.
Members of the Klamath Tribes and Upper Basin water users have come together and developed solutions to water issues affecting the region. The Upper Basin Agreement represents an historic milestone for one of the most complex and contentious natural water wars in the West.
Friday's event will celebrate the leadership, good faith, and hard work that made the Agreement possible while highlighting the economic and environmental benefits for the Klamath region.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator from Oregon Kathryn Sullivan, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce John Laird, California Resources Secretary Don Gentry, Tribal Chair
Members of the Klamath Basin Task Force
Klamath Basin Water Agreement Signing Ceremony
Collier State Park, 46000 US Highway 97
Approximately 4 miles north of Chiloquin, Oregon, and 30 miles north of Klamath Falls
Friday, April 18
9:00 - 9:20 AM Check In
9:20 - 11:00 AM Ceremony
Please RSVP here by 3:00 PM Pacific time, Thursday, April 17