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 Alterations Team provides reimbursable services for the Main and South Interior Buildings. These include but are not limited to, construction services (painting, electrical, carpentry), weight load surveys, architectural engineering services, fabrication of personnel and organizational signage, award plaques, and picture hanging. Work is performed by contractors with planning, estimating, oversight and inspection services performed by in-house staff.
All requests for work must be sent to the Alterations Services email address at Alteration_Services@ios.doi.gov or call 202-208-2222. Please complete a request form (see link below) for signage, nameplates and award plaques.
Helpful Tips and Information:
Plan your alterations as far in advance as possible. Most services are contracted and acquisition and scheduling time must be considered.
Weight load surveys are necessary for evaluating load bearing capacity when moving heavy items such as file systems, safes, storage systems, etc. Surveys may take up to several weeks to perform. Additional load bearing support may be required.
An authorized official must commit funds prior to starting work. Payment may be made by Government charge card (preferred) and by Customer Agreement.