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).
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that Adam Fetcher will join his communications team as Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Since 2009, Fetcher has served in the public affairs office of the Department of Homeland Security, most recently as Assistant Press Secretary.
“With his experience at the Department of Homeland Security and his strong writing and communication skills, Adam Fetcher will be a terrific addition to our communications team,” said Secretary Salazar.
A graduate of Carleton College, Fetcher was a staff writer with a Minnesota newspaper and worked in marketing at a New York City non-profit before joining the Obama for America campaign in 2008 in Florida. After working on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition team, he joined the Department of Homeland Security, where he has coordinated communications for Secretary Napolitano and other senior DHS officials on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism, law enforcement, immigration, border security, and disaster response.
Fetcher joins Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Matt Lee-Ashley, Deputy Director of Communications Kate Kelly, Deputy Press Secretary Jordan Montoya, and New Media Director Tim Fullerton and career public affairs staff in Interior's Office of Communications.