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 Join Senator Reid, MGM Resorts International for Clean Energy Announcement
Office of the Secretary
LAS VEGAS, NV - On the heels of President Obama's comprehensive climate action plan to reduce carbon pollution and move our economy toward American-made clean energy sources, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and MGM Resorts International on Tuesday, July 2 for a clean energy announcement.
The press conference will also serve as a preview to the upcoming National Clean Energy Summit, where Sec. Jewell will serve as a keynote speaker. The sixth-annual summit takes place on August 13, 2013 and attracts clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens and students to discuss how to empower the public with the tools to promote clean energy, increase energy independence and create jobs.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Chuck Bowling, President & COO, Mandalay Bay Resort