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 to Discuss Progress of Renewable Energy on Public Lands, Proposed Solar Project in California
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a news media teleconference to discuss the progress of renewable energy development on public lands, as well as announce a milestone on a solar energy project proposed for the California desert.
Secretary Salazar will be joined by David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, and Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of land Management
Conference Call to Discuss Renewable Energy
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT
Credentialed news organizations are invited to participate by dialing