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 to Discuss Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking At White House Forum
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes, and representatives from environmental and conservation groups on Monday, September 9th in a White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking where the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking will be announced.
The Advisory Council, called for by a Presidential Executive Order in July, is tasked with making recommendations to the Administration and providing it with ongoing advice and assistance on the issue of wildlife trafficking.
Participants at Monday's White House Forum will also discuss ongoing efforts both domestically and abroad to combat wildlife trafficking.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State
Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation
Members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking
Monday, September 9th, 2013
1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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