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 President's Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for Interior Department
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will provide an overview of the President's fiscal year 2015 budget for the Department of the Interior in a 2:00 p.m. EST teleconference. The Secretary will be joined by newly-confirmed Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn.
The telephone conference can be accessed by dialing 1-888-810-3953 and providing the code INTERIOR.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Michael Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
News media teleconference on FY 2015 budget for the Interior Department
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EST
All credentialed news organizations are invited to participate in the news media teleconference by dialing 1-888-810-3953 and providing the access code INTERIOR. News media will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Callers will be asked for their name, affiliation and phone number.
The Interior Budget in Brief book is expected to be online after 1:30 pm EST at doi.gov/budget