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 Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands
Secretary Sally Jewell and Dave Sutton with the Trust for Public Lands discuss the Point Arena Stornetta area. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell listens during the public discussion part of the trip. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Sally Jewell, US Representative Jared Huffman, Bureau of Land Management Prinicipal Deputy Director Neil Kornze gather with other visitors to the Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell and other visitors hike around the Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands area. Photo: US Department of the Interior
“Today I had a chance to hike this spectacular coastline and to see first-hand how important this area is for the community– from tourism to outdoor recreation,” said Jewell. “And this afternoon I heard from a community who is proud of their incredible landscapes and proud of the work they've done over the years." Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a public listening session in Point Arena, California in the Stornetta Public Lands area to hear from the community about their vision to conserve a scenic and significant area of coastal public lands in Mendocino County. Secretary Jewell was joined by Congressman Jared Huffman and the Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze.