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, NPS Director Jarvis to Release Report on Economic Impact of National Parks
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, March 3, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will hold a press conference call to release a new report detailing the economic impact of national parks, including the number of jobs supported in nearby local communities. The report will include detailed data on all 401 national parks across the country.
The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director
Press Conference Call on New NPS Economic Report
Monday, March 3, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. EST
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.