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.
DIRECTIONS TO THE OFFICE: Coming from HY 91: Upon entering the Fort Hall town site turn east on to Agency Rd, go two blocks, turn right on Bannock Rd. The office is in the first building on your right.
Coming from Interstate 15: Take Exit 89 off the interstate. At the exit stop sign turn west on to Simplot Road and go approximately 1.5 miles where the road ends at a T intersection. Turn right on to Hiline Road and travel approximately 0.4 mile to the first stop sign. The office is the yellow building on your right.
FTO Outreaches: AIPRA training relating to consolidation agreements, purchase at probate, renunciations, and treatment of permanent improvements will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Fort Hall Council Chambers at Fort Hall, ID.
None scheduled at this time.
Is OST holding money for you?
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.