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 Jewell, Governor Kitzhaber to Announce Milestone for Oregon's Offshore Wind Future
Office of the Secretary
PORTLAND, Oregon – On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy Beaudreau to make an announcement regarding an innovative effort to tap into the vast offshore wind energy resources along the West Coast.
Jewell's Oregon visit comes on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address where he laid out actions to move the economy toward clean energy sources, reduce carbon pollution and create jobs. Through his Climate Action Plan, President Obama has challenged Interior to spur the development of clean energy by approving 20,000 megawatts on public lands and waters by 2020 – enough to power approximately 6 million American homes.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon Tommy Beaudreau, BOEM Director
Clean Energy Announcement
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
11:00 am PST
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Theory Room
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in
Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP here by 6:00 pm PST on Tuesday, February 4.