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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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
TODAY: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Make Renewable Energy Announcements
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, June 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a news media teleconference to make an announcement regarding renewable energy projects on public lands. Secretary Jewell will be joined by Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze. Credentialed members of the media can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-800-857-9682 and entering the passcode INTERIOR.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes
BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze
News media teleconference to make an announcement regarding renewable energy projects on public lands
Monday, June 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-800-857-9682 and entering the passcode INTERIOR.