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 Jewell Visits Crissy Field in San Francisco, California
Secretary Jewell introduces a Public-Private initiative to engage the next generation on public lands. Jewell addressed the crowd at Crissy Field. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell was joined at Crissy Field by local youth conservation corp members. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell shakes hands with conservation corp volunteers at Crissy Field. Photo: US Department of the Interior
After the announcement, Secretary Jewell participated in a service experience with young members of local conservation corps. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell volunteers alongside local conservation corps members at Crissy Field in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Photo: US Department of the Interior
On November 7th Secretary Jewell announced a new initiative to engage the next generation through education, employment, and volunteer opportunities on public lands. She was joined by leaders in San Franciso's business, health, education, and conservation communities for the announcement and for a service project at Crissy Field in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.