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 Salazar, Governor Brown to Make Significant Announcement on Renewable Energy
Office of the Secretary
Announcement will build upon groundbreaking federal-state partnership
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – On Wednesday, March 13, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will make a significant announcement regarding renewable energy.
In January 2012, Secretary Salazar and Governor Brown signed an agreement to expand a state and federal partnership that has, over the last four years, paved the way for more than a dozen utility-scale solar energy projects. Some 15 GW of renewable energy projects have been approved in California, including more than 5 GW on public lands.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Renewable Energy Announcement
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 12:15 p.m. (PDT)
The Gladstone Institutes (16th & 3rd Sts., adjacent to UCSF Mission Bay campus)