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).
Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers Returns to Interior
Office of the Secretary
Secretary Salazar applauds Chief Chambers return. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar swears-in Teresa Chambers. Tami Heilemann - DOI
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis and Teresa Chambers arrive at the Secretary's office. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar welcomes Teresa Chambers. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar congratulates Teresa Chambers on her return to duty. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Deputy Secretary David Hayes welcomes Teresa Chambers back to her post as Chief of the National Park Police. Tami Heilemann - DOI
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today swore in Teresa Chambers as the Chief of the U.S. Park Police. Secretary Salazar administered the oath of office to Chambers at a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building.