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).
The Office of the Secretary's Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) provides national leadership and direction in the coordination and development of environmental policy and program evaluation. It provides for a coordinated and unified approach and response to environmental issues that affect multiple bureaus in order to ensure that the Department speaks as one entity with respect to those issues. It provides guidance for the Department's compliance with the full range of existing environmental statutes, executive orders, regulations and other requirements.
Carol Braegelmann, Team Leader, Natural Resources Management Team Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Telephone: 202–208–6661 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Justice (EJ) On-LineTraining Available on DOI Learn-(Introduction to Environmental Justice)-Students may register on DOI Learn: http://www.doi.gov/DOILearn/
EJ Training Purpose: To increase DOI employees' awareness of the Federal Government requirement to incorporate the principles of EJ into programs, policies, and activities that might adversely impact human health or the environment.
Responses to Comments Received at Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) Public Forums
During the period of April-August 2011 the EJ IWG held public forums across the country to discuss best practices and model programs pertaining to environmental justice. As part of the EJ IWG's commitment to the public, comments and concerns were captured during the forums to be addressed by Federal agencies as appropriate.
Responses to Comments Received at the 2011 Alaska Forum on the Environment
On February 7-11, 2011, EJ IWG held a community dialogue in Anchorage, AK. The Department of the Interior participated in that dialogue. As part of the EJ IWG's commitment, concerns of the community were recorded at that meeting.