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 Branch of Building Operations is responsible for approving occupant requests for displays or exhibits in public space on the property of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building and the South Interior Building. Requests are reviewed to ensure that each is appropriate for display (e.g., to ensure each contains a subject of wide general interest to occupants and visitors, or supports a Departmental program).
Requests for approval should include details related to the exhibit or display. As a minimum, details should include the type of display (e.g., poster, exhibit), the space required for the display, dates to be displayed, other requirements (e.g., electrical outlet), and contact information for the person to whom questions can be directed).