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).
TOMORROW: Secretary Jewell to Give Major Address on Conservation at National Press Club
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, October 31, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will speak at the National Press Club to discuss conservation priorities, including Interior's role in the President's Climate Action Plan, and strengthening the nation's economy through healthy lands, water and wildlife. The remarks at the National Press Club luncheon will be followed by a question and answer session.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Remarks at the National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 NOTE: The event will be live streamed at press.org.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST
For information on how to attend the event, or to watch it live, visit press.org.
Join in the conversation by using the hashtag #Conservation on Twitter.
To submit questions for the Q&A section, put JEWELL in the subject line and email to email@example.com before 7 a.m. Oct. 31.