Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
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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Secretary Jewell to Join Gov. Hickenlooper for Tour of Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts Underway at Colorado Ranch
Will Highlight Importance of Conservation Partnerships to Improve Habitat for Sage Grouse
Last edited 4/27/2016
CRAIG, CO – On Tuesday, January 21, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and other Interior Department officials at the Bord Gulch Ranch in Craig, Colorado, to tour innovative sage grouse conservation efforts being undertaken by ranch manager Ray Owens. Owens was recently named one of two recipients of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's 2013 Wildlife Landowner of the Year award.
Jewell and Hickenlooper will highlight the importance of partnerships between the federal government, states, private landowners and other stakeholders in creating and implementing a landscape-level conservation strategy for the species, which will be considered for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Ray Owens, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Wildlife Landowner of the Year
Ranch tour and brief media availability
Tuesday, January 21
1:00 p.m. MST – Media check-in
1:15 p.m. MST – Ranch tour followed by brief media availability
Bord Gulch Ranch
County Road 7 (Between Mile Markers 17 & 18)
Craig, CO 81625
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend the ranch tour and media availability are required to RSVP here no later than 6:00 PM MST on Monday, January 20.