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).
OST invites tribes to tour the American Indian Records Repository (AIRR) facility in Lenexa, Kansas. Requests to tour may be made by email or by postal mail and should contain the following information.
Requester's name and title
Date of tour
List of the names of each person who will participate on the tour
Each tour participant must each carry a valid picture ID to show to security upon entry. All participants will be asked to leave their cameras and personal cell phones with security.
The tour may last several hours and requires walking on mostly level surfaces through several areas. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket because of the air conditioning!