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).
TODAY: Secretary Jewell to Discuss New Report on Interior's Economic Contributions
Office of the Secretary Policy Management and Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 29, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will hold a press call to detail the Department of the Interior's contributions to the nation's economy in areas ranging from outdoor recreation and tourism to conventional and renewable energy development.
During the call, Secretary Jewell will discuss the findings of The U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2012, prepared by Interior's Office of Policy Analysis. The report covers activities including management of public lands and waterways, mineral development, recreation, wildlife protection, and scientific discovery and modernization.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Pam Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance, and
Release of The U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report FY 2012
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by
calling 1-888-282-0409 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.