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).
Photos: Cooperative Management Agreement for Jamaica Bay
Secretary Salazar making remarks at the International Urban Parks Conference. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar joins Mayor Bloomberg to sign cooperative management agreement for Jamaica Bay. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar meets with Mayor Bloomberg and Businessman Louis bacon. Earlier this year, Bacon donated 90,000 acres of land in Colorado toward the creation of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar making remarks before signing a cooperative management agreement on Jamaica Bay with Mayor Bloomberg. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar signing a cooperative management agreement for Jamaica Bay. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed an unprecedented agreement between the National Park Service and the City of New York Department of Parks of Recreation – spelling out ways the two agencies will cooperatively manage 10,000 acres of federal and city-owned parks in and around Jamaica Bay to promote visitation, education programs, scientific research and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
By allowing the National Park Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to work on each other's property, comingle resources and undertake joint planning, this innovative new partnership will serve to better connect urban communities to the natural beauty and history of Gateway National Recreation Area and adjacent city park lands.