Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Electronic Mail (E-Mail) - Records Management Guidance
September 10, 1999
MEMORANDUM To: Heads of Offices
Office of the Secretary Employees
From: Daryl W. White /s/ Chief Information Officer
Subject: Electronic Mail (E-Mail) - Records Management Guidance
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance issued by this office in a memorandum dated September 2, 1999, same subject. To reiterate the most important part of that guidance, you were informed that a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision ruled that Federal agencies can delete electronic records from their computers as long as they have filed a paper copy of the records in their official recordkeeping system. The Office of the Secretary's current official recordkeeping system is the existing paper records filing system. As stated in the September 2, 1999 memorandum, employees must manage their E-mail records by:
Determining if the message meets the definition of a record.
Printing out the message (plus any attachments), along with the essential transmission data (author, transmittal date, all message recipients, subject).
Filing the paper copy of the record with all related paper records in your office's official paper recordkeeping system.
Deleting the E-mail message from your E-mail system on a timely basis.
E-mail messages may contain information that must be disclosed due to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, congressional requests, or to the courts in the course of litigation. E-mail messages that are the subject of active FOIA requests, congressional requests, or litigation must be printed out (along with any attachments and with the essential transmission data) and filed in your official paper recordkeeping system, before they are deleted from your e-mail system.
To the extent that any previously issued guidance is inconsistent with the policy articulated above, the previously issued guidance should be ignored.
For guidance in determining if your e-mail message is an official record, visit this website:www.doi.gov/ocio/records. For further assistance, contact Pamela Quallich, the OS Records Officer, at (202) 208-3909 or Ed McCeney, the Departmental Records officer, at (202) 208-3321.