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 Make Major Announcements Related to Tribal Energy Development
Office of the Secretary
PHOENIX, Arizona – As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make several major announcements related to energy development on tribal lands. The announcement will be held at the Heard Native American Museum at 1:00 pm MST.
Jewell will be joined by Deputy Secretary Mike Connor, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Roberts, a member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Director for the Western Region Bryan Bowker, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
As Chair of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, Secretary Jewell leads a comprehensive federal initiative to work more collaboratively and effectively with Tribes to advance their economic and social priorities. The Council's Energy Subcommittee is, in part, focused on supporting tribal communities as they prepare for the impacts of climate change on their native lands, which includes goals outlined in the President's Climate Action Plan to assess climate change vulnerabilities and develop regional solutions to combat its impacts.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Larry Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Bowker, Western Region Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Press Conference on Tribal Energy
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
12:45 pm MST – Media check-in
1:00 pm MST – Announcement
Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Media interested in attending the press conference are encouraged to RSVP here.